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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Tamil Nadu: Two women commit suicide at IIT Madras campus - Sify News

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Last Updated: Thu, Jul 14, 2016 17:57 hrs

Chennai: Two women, a post doctoral female research scholar and the wife of a professor, allegedly committed suicide at Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IITM) campus on Wednesday.. 

According to police, the victims P Maheshwari, a post doctoral research scholar, and Vijaya Lakshmi, wife of a professor were found hanging at their respective rooms.  Vijaya Lakshmi, wife of Physics professor Ganesan was found hanging at the family room inside the campus around 4 pm. Around three hours later, Maheshwari was found hanging in her hostel room. 

Sources say that Maheshwari, married for 12 years, was depressed and had attempted to kill herself earlier as well. The police are investigating the case to assert the exact reason for the deaths. Reports say that the two women could have committed suicide due to family issues. 

According to IIT-M, it is extending full cooperation to the authorities in investigation and will take the necessary steps. "IIT Madras reports with deep sadness the death of a post-doctoral research scholar in the campus. The scholar's family has been informed. 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," said a statement released by IIT Madras.