Teachers and students at the premier institute said that no one saw him since Wednesday evening and the matter was reported with the administration.
“The incident is unfortunate. His family has been informed. We too are trying to find out what led to this suicide,” said IIT-Kgp deputy director S K Bhattacharya.
“He was a bright student,” said a student at electrical engineering department who did not want to be identified. “He betrayed no sense of depression.”
Last year, three deaths of IIT Kharagpur students were reported. In January 2017, Lokesh Meena from Rajasthan had thrown himself in front of a moving train while in March, the body of Sana Sreeraj, an electrical engineering student from Andhra Pradesh, was found along the railway tracks. In April that year, Nidhin N, a student from Kerala studying aerospace engineering, had killed himself inside the hostel room.
First Published: Oct 25, 2018 14:40 Ist