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M.Tech Student found hanging in hostel room at IIT Kharagpur – Police begin investigation

An IIT-Kharagpur student, who hailed from Andhra Pradesh, was found hanging inside his room on Wednesday night although no suicide note was found immediately.

The body of G Amini Reddy (24), a second-year student of M.Tech (electrical engineering), was found hanging in his room at the Madan Mohan Malavya Hall in institute’s campus. G Amini Reddy, the son of a farmer, was from Andhra Pradesh. He used to share the hostel room with another student.

Alok Rajoria, East Midnapore district superintendent of police said, “Primary investigation points at suicide though it can be confirmed only after the post-mortem examination is conducted. We have not found any suicide note. We are trying to open and examine his laptop and mobile phone to find out what led him to take his drastic step.”

On Wednesday, his roommate could not find Mr. Reddy in college through the day. When he returned to his hostel, he found the door locked from inside, with no response when he knocked or called out. Worried, he alerted the security on campus last night, Superintendent of police Alok Rajoria said.

When the police reached the campus after being informed, they broke open the hostel room door, only to find Mr. Reddy hanging from the ceiling fan. The police have sent his body for autopsy and await the forensic report. They have also started an investigation to find out the reason behind the students’ death.

Mr. Reddy was a final year student of electrical engineering. More details awaited.

“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.

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