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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Dual suicides rock IIT Madras campus- New Kerala

Posted 2 days ago | IBNS

Chennai, July 14 : A dual suicide on Wednesday rocked the IIT Madras campus as a student and a professor's wife decided to end their respective lives in separate cases, reports stated.

The deceased were identified as P Maheshwari, a 34-year old post doctoral scholar and G Vijayalakshmi, a 47 year-old wife of a Physics professor.

Reports quoted local police officials as saying that Vijaylakshmi was the first to be spotted and as people were coming to terms with the loss another news of a similar incident left them shell-shocked.

Maheshwaris body was spotted hanging at5 pm. She was a hostel resident and a native of Puducherry. The mother of a six-year-old was pursuing a post-doctoral fellowship course in Chemistry.

Meanwhile, issuing a statement, IIT Madras said, The scholars family has been informed. The Institute is taking necessary action and is extending full cooperation to the civil authorities. The Institute extends its deep felt condolences to the family and the near and dear ones of the scholar for the unfortunate, untimely and devastating loss.

A case under Section 174 of CrPC (Criminal Procedure) has been registered by Kotturpuram police.