A final-year B.Tech student of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Patna allegedly committed suicide in his private lodge on Wednesday.
The police said that Surender P Parthi, an Information Technology (IT) student from Karimnagar in Telangana, was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his room in Mahendru locality, close to the Institute.
According to the police, Surender had been picked up through campus selection by a reputed IT company.
According to preliminary investigation, Surender was very tense on Tuesday evening while talking to a colleague on the mobile phone. He was also seen watching TV till late into the night by his neighbours.
"We have come to know Surendra committed suicide. On Wednesday morning his fellow students found his room locked from inside. They broke into the room and discovered Surendra hanging," Prakash Chandra, dean of students' welfare NIT Patna told The Telegraph.
Speaking to the Times of India, Chandra said that Surendra was the class representative and a well-behaved and bright student.
âHe had become quiet and spoke less to his classmates for the last few days,â Chandra told the newspaper.
The police have informed his family about the shocking incident.
Surendra is also not the first student from the institute, to kill himself.
In April this year, a third-year engineering student killed herself and was found hanging from the ceiling fan, with a bedsheet, in her hostel room on the first day of her sixth-semester exams.
The body of the woman, identified as Shikha Shukla from Uttar Pradesh, was found by her roommate.
"The door was bolted from inside, but her roommate managed to open it after reaching her hand inside through the ventilator just above the door. She screamed hysterically as she stepped inside," a hostel employee said at the time.
Following this, Shikha was rushed to the hospital, where she was declared âbrought deadâ.