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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Alleged suicide by IIT-M student - The Hindu

CHENNAI, September 22, 2015

Vivek Narayanan

The student Nagendra Kumar Reddy. 
Photo. M. Moorthy

Nagendra Kumar Reddy arrived from his hometown on Monday morning, went to his room in the Tamarabarani hostel and did not emerge from it.

A second year M.Tech student of the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his hostel room on Monday night.

According to police, Nagendra Kumar Reddy arrived from his hometown on Monday morning. After this he went inside his room in the Tamarabarani hostel.

“His friends checked his room as he did not come out for a long time and found him hanging dead. They informed the college officials, who in turn alerted us,” said a police officer.
Nagendra Kumar Reddy's father, Narayana Reddy, said his son visited them a few days ago.

“He was focused only on academics,” Mr. Narayana Reddy, a farmer in Rayachoti Taluk, Cuddapah district, told The Hindu.
Director of the institute Bhaskar Ramamurthy, in a statement, said: "it is an unfortunate and devastating loss to the parents. 

The police are investigating. At this time, we have no indication of the reason for death. The student's parents have been notified."

The institution offered its deepest condolences to the parents, he added.