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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

IIT Kharagpur student dies after falling off hostel building - Tribune

Posted at: Oct 22, 2017, 12:39 PM; 


Kharagpur (WB), October 22
A student of the IIT Kharagpur died after falling off the terrace of a hostel, the police said on Sunday.

Nikhil Bhatia, a final-year student of mining engineering, was found in a pool of blood on the ground of the Lal Bahadur Hall of the campus on Saturday morning.

Soon the seriously injured 23-year-old student was taken to the campus hospital and later to a private hospital where he was declared brought dead.

An inquiry is on whether Bhatia fell off accidentally or was pushed. The suicide angle is also being probed, they said.

IIT officials said Bhatia was a brilliant student, but was lately found depressed. His parents, residents of Mumbai, had been informed. PTI