In yet another case of possible suicide in the campus, a 23-year-old IIT-Madras student was found hanging from the ceiling of his hostel room on Monday.
The student, N Nagendra Kumar Reddy of Kadapa district in Andhra Pradesh, was a second year student of M Tech and had just returned from his native village. He was studying on a sponsorship offered by a private construction firm at Manapakkam in Chennai, according to media reports.
Reports say that he had not come out of his room for lunch and dinner and it was his friends, who peeped into his room, who found his body hanging from the ceiling and informed the police.
The exact reason for his death was not known and no suicide note has been found according to the police.
IIT Madras director released the following statement
IIT Madras is deeply saddened to report the death of student on its campus on 21 September 2015. The student has been identified as a MTech scholar from Andhra Pradesh. The police is investigating the death and the Institute is cooperating with the Police in its investigation. At this time, we have no indication of the reason for death. The student’s parents have been notified. The Institute offers its deepest condolences to the parents for the unfortunate and devastating loss.