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19-yr-old IIT aspirant hangs self in Kota - TNN

19-yr-old IIT aspirant hangs self in Kota

TNN | Mar 5, 2016, 01.39 AM IST

JAIPUR: Students continue to succumb to pressure of studies in Kota. A 19-year-old coaching student - preparing for IIT - was found hanging at his rented accommodation in Kota's Vigyan Nagar area on Thursday night. Though the police didn't recover any suicide note, they have not ruled out the possibility that he took the extreme step unable to cope with study pressure.

The student, Arvind Kushwah, was a resident of Bhind in Madhya Pradesh and was preparing for IIT entrance exam from a private coaching institute. He stayed as a paying guest at a rented accommodation in Kota's Indra Colony.

"He was seen outside his room in the morning on Thursday, but later he bolted his room from inside. He didn't turn up for lunch at the mess. Nobody noticed his absence. The landlord Karan Kumar Prajapati thought that he must be busy with studies and eaten out," said a police officer.

The officer said that when the boy didn't come out of his room till evening, the landlord and other students living in the same building got suspicious and knocked on his door. On getting no response, they informed the police.

A police team from Vigyan Nagar police station arrived at the spot and got the body down after breaking open the door.

"The boy was rushed to a hospital, but doctors declared him brought dead. We didn't recover any suicide note. We are recording statements of his hostelmates and his teachers at the coaching. It has come up that the boy was an introvert. He was good at studies, but was keeping to himself for the past few days," said the officer. The officer added that the family members were informed. "They arrived in Kota on Friday following which a post-mortem examination was conducted. The body has been handed over to the family members. Further investigation is going on," said the officer.