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Thursday, June 1, 2017

IIT-Delhi scholar commits suicide in hostel - TNN


TNN | Updated: May 31, 2017, 11.47 AM IST

NEW DELHI: A 29-year-old research scholar from the IIT allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday night by hanging from the ceiling fan in her hostel room inside the campus. Police have recovered no suicide note.

Officials say that the woman, Manila Devak, was in the final year of pursuing her PhD. She has been residing at the Nalanda hostel at the campus. 

Top Comment
It is very common in PhD for girl scholars that often their guide ask for sexual favour at the last stage when the scholar is about to get the degree. After so much of labour and dedication many sensible scholar can not stand such situation and commit suicide. I still bet this could be the reason for her suicide. A proper enquiry would reveal the truth. Having said that there may be other reasons of depression as well.
Hridoy Baruah



Police had received a call around 8pm about a suicide at the hostel from the warden. Another hostel resident gone to visit Devak and found her body.

Though the apparent cause of suicide was unclear, cops suspect depression over her studies to be the reason. Her husband and in-laws stay in Bhopal and have been informed about the incident. The body has been sent for an autopsy to the AIIMS mortuary and an inquest is being conducted under section 174 of CrPC.