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Monday, August 21, 2017

IIT Roorkee student found hanging in hostel room - TNN

Tapan Susheel | TNN | Aug 19, 2017, 10:46 PM IST

ROORKEE: A post graduate student of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee committed suicide in his hostel room by hanging himself from the ceiling fan on Saturday afternoon.

The deceased, Aman Chauhan, 21, a native of Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri, was in first year of MSc (chemistry). His body was found in the institute’s Ganga Bhawan hostel on Saturday around 1 pm.

Security officer of the institute, K P Singh, said that the room was bolted from inside. While no suicide note was recovered, some anti-depressants were found in his room.

Swapan Kishore Singh, circle officer (Roorkee), said, “The reason behind the step is not clear yet. His parents have been informed and postmortem will be conducted once they reach Roorkee.”