Goluguri Sai Sarat hailed from Hyderabad and was a 4th year iMTech student.

IIIT-Bengaluru student takes own life by jumping from hostel building
news Suicide Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 12:33

A 21-year-old MTech student of International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Bengaluru, jumped from the seventh floor of his hostel building in Electronic City in the wee hours of Friday.

Goluguri Sai Sarat hailed from Hyderabad and was in his fourth year.

According to The Times of India, the incident took place at around 4:50am and a security guard rushed to the spot after hearing a loud thud.

A police officer told the publication, "His hands and legs were broken, and there were severe injuries on the head. According to doctors, Sarat died instantly."

Police reportedly did not find any suicide note left behind by the student.

While the reason behind the drastic step is yet to ascertained, the police in its investigation has found that no one around Sarat seemed to have found his behaviour prior to the incident out of the ordinary.

According to the TOI report, Sarat had gone to a restaurant in BTM layout with his friends on Wednesday evening to celebrate the birthday of a classmate. "Sarat's friends said he seemed normal," a cop told TOI.

Kodandarama Reddy, Sarat's father, also said that he couldn't understand why his son would take his own life. "He had no issues and was happy," he said.

Sarat had reportedly erased the call records on his phone. The police have seized his mobile to look into his call records. 

In a statement, his college said, "IIIT-B deeply grieves the untimely demise of Goluguri Sai Sarat, 4th year iMTech student of the Institute. A condolence meeting was held by the faculty and students of the Institute. The classes are suspended for the day (11 Aug 2017).

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