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Sunday, February 22, 2015

301 - IIT-Hyderabad student commits suicide in University of Hyderabad hostel - TNN

TNN | Feb 21, 2015, 03.02AM IST

HYDERABAD: A PhD scholar from Kashmir studying in the Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H) allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in a hostel room at University of Hyderabad (UoH) on Friday afternoon. 

Tareeq Ul Islam had come to visit his friends in the UoH and took the extreme step after going into an empty room on the pretext of performing prayers. While no suicide note was found, his family members from Srinagar said Tareeq was suffering from bouts of depression for the last five years. 

According to Gachibowli police, Tareeq (29) had come to HCU on Thursday to meet his friends Sajjad Ahmed, Tafeeq and Amjad Bhat. Tareeq was pursuing Phd in economics at IIT-H, and stayed back on the UoH campus on Thursday night. Around 2.30 pm on Friday, when his friends said that they will get him tea, Tareeq in turn informed them that he will offer prayers in another room in the meantime. 

"However, Tareeq entered room no 206, locked it from inside, and hanged himself," Gachibowli inspector J Ramesh told TOI. 

Tareeq had joined IIT-H two years ago. Further investigations are on.