P Maheswari's body was found hanging in her hostel room, police said.

IIT Madras woman research scholar found hanging in hostel roomPTI
news Death Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 08:33

A 34-year-old woman research scholar at IIT Madras allegedly committed suicide in her hostel room on Wednesday, police said.

P Maheswari's body was found hanging in her hostel room, police said, adding the motive behind her taking the extreme step was being probed.

Condoling the scholar's death, IIT-M announced full cooperation to officials in the case.

"IIT, Madras, reports with deep sadness the death of a post-doctoral research scholar in the campus. The scholar's family has been informed. The institute is taking necessary action and extending full cooperation to civil authorities," it said in a statement.

"The institute extends its deep felt condolences to the family and the near and dear ones of the scholar for the unfortunate, untimely and devastating loss," it said without divulging any further detail.

According to reports, physics assistant professor Ganeshan’s wife Vijayalakshmi also committed suicide inside her quarters around 3 PM on Wednesday. 

IIT-M had witnessed suicide of two students in September and October last year.

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