Twenty-two-year-old Nidhin, a student of aerospace engineering at the prestigious IIT- Kharagpur in West Bengal, did not attend his semester examination on Friday. Hours later, when the police broke open the door to his hostel room, Nidhin was seen hanging from the ceiling fan. They found a note that read- "Let me sleep."
Nidhin, a fourth-year student hailing from Haripad in Kerala's Alappuzha district, was found hanging in his hostel room in the Nehru Hall of Residence on Friday evening, reports Aishik Chanda for The New Indian Express.
His friends told this newspaper that Nidhin, who was one of the most studious students in the batch, had been depressed over the past few months. After Nidhin failed to attend the exam on Friday, his friends grew suspicious. When they got to his hostel room, the door was found to be locked from the inside and Nidhin did not respond to repeated calls. When the hostel authorities broke the window panes to his room after being informed by the other students, they found Nidhin hanging from the ceiling fan.
After the police arrived, they entered the room and recovered a one-line suicide note. According to reports, the suicide note did not mention the reason for taking his own life.
According to media reports, Nidhin is the son of Nazar, a bank manager and Nadiya, an employee at the land acquisition department of the Railways. His sister is a student at ISRO in Thiruvananthapuram.
Nidhin's suicide is the second such case reported from IIT-Kharagpur in the past 20 days, the TNIE report states. On April 1, a student of electrical engineering from Andhra Pradesh was found dead at a railway track near the campus.
Earlier in March, a student of IIT-Delhi had jumped off the fourth floor of his hostel room and the police had then said that the student was in depression and unable to bear the pressure.