Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Another IIT Madras student ends life, second incident in two months - dna
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 - 10:10am IST
"He (Prasad) was found hanging in his room in Ganga hostel in a nylon rope tied to the fan. Today he had an exam but he did not turn up and hence his friends came to his room to check and found him hanging," a police official said.
In the second such incident in less than a month, a 22-year old student of IIT, Madras, allegedly committed suicide in his hostel room on Monday, police said.
Rahul Prasad, a final year B Tech student from Kerala, was found hanging from a ceiling fan, they said.
The incident comes barely a month after the suicide of IIT-M M.Tech student Nagendra Kumar Reddy in the hostel on September 21.
"He (Prasad) was found hanging in his room in Ganga hostel in a nylon rope tied to the fan. Today he had an exam but he did not turn up and hence his friends came to his room to check and found him hanging," a police official told PTI.
Police retrieved the body by breaking open the room door and sent it to a government hospital here for autopsy.
Prasad hailed from Kollam in Kerala and he was last seen by his friends by around 9 pm yesterday.
The student's family members have been informed and they were on their way here, he said.
"No suicide note was found... A case has been registered and further probe is on. As of now, we do not know the reason for the suicide," he said adding the body had no injuries.
Meanwhile, in a statement, IIT Madras said "police are investigating the death and the institute is extending full cooperation to the investigation."
"At this time, we have no indication of the reason for death. The institute offers its heartfelt condolences to the student's family and near and dear ones for the unfortunate and devastating loss."
"We urge and request the media to respect and maintain the privacy of the individual out of consideration for his loved ones at this difficult time," IIT Madras said.