TNN | Updated: Mar 15, 2018, 13:31 IST
DEHRADUN/ROORKEE: A 21-year-old student of IIT-Roorkee committed suicide in his hostel room by hanging himself from the ceiling fan on Wednesday.
Circle officer Roorkee, Swapn Kishore Singh, said, “The deceased has been identified as Abhijit Singh Bansiya, a third year BTech student from Surat, Gujarat. The family members have been informed about the incident and they are on the way to Roorkee.”
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He added that the reason behind the suicide is yet to be ascertained. “We will talk to the staff, students and family members to know what prompted the student to take the extreme step,” he said.
Dean (students welfare), Anand Joshi, said, “We cannot comment on the reason behind the death now, police are carrying out investigation.”
Abhijit’s friends said that he was seen last time around 2pm on Wednesday.