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Mar 16, 2018 · 07:57 pm

IIT-Roorkee student found dead in hostel room
A police official said that many students were fond of playing an online suicide game.

A 21-year-old student of the Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee was found dead in his hostel room on Wednesday evening, The Indian Express reported on Thursday. Abhijeet Singh Bansiya was found hanging from a ceiling fan, the police said.

Roorkee’s Civil Lines police station house officer Sadhna Tyagi said that Bansiya could have been suffering from depression. “The students of the college said that he did not engage much with others,” she said.

The Times of India quoted Tyagi as saying that many students in the hostel were “addicted to an online suicide game”. “One of the students mentioned a game called 30 ways of suicide,” she said.

No suicide note has been found in the deceased’s room. The institute’s dean of students’ welfare, Professor Anand Joshi, reportedly declined to reply to queries from the The Times of India on the incident.

Bansiya’s family reached the hostel on Thursday to take his body to their home in Gujarat, The Indian Express said.

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