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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

IIT-Madras student commits suicide - TNN

IIT-Madras student commits suicide

Sindhu Kannan,TNN | Sep 22, 2015, 01.18 PM IST

CHENNAI: A 23-year-old IIT-Madras student committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of his hostel room on Monday.

N Narendra Kumar Reddy of Kadapa district in Andhra Pradesh, an M Tech second-year student, took the extreme step after returning from his native village. He was studying on a sponsorship offered by a private construction firm at Manapakkam here.

Kumar, who went to meet his parents during the Vinayagar Chathurthi festival last week, returned on Monday morning. He had not come out of his room for lunch and dinner. His friends, who peeped into his room through the window, found his body hanging from the ceiling. They informed the police.

The exact reason for his death was not known. Police seized his laptop. No suicide note had been found, police said.

Meanwhile, IIT Madras director Bhaskar Ramamurthi issued a statement condoling the death of the student. "The police are investigating the death, and the institute is cooperating with the police in its investigation. We have no indication of the reason for death. The student's parents have been notified. The Institute offers its deepest condolences to the parents for the unfortunate and devastating loss," the statement said.