Student Suicide: This Time, 21-Year-Old In Delhi’s IIT Hostel

New Delhi:  In yet another case of student suicide, a 21-year-old engineering student allegedly hanged himself in his hostel room at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi on Friday evening, police said.

Anil Kumar was pursuing B.Tech in Mathematics and Computing (session 2019-2023), and was staying in Vindhyachal Hostel of the institute, a senior police officer said, according to PTI.

As per the institute’s rules, Anil Kumar was supposed to vacate the hostel room in June, but since he could not qualify for some subjects he was given an extension for six months to clear his subjects, the officer said.

The door was closed from inside and had to be broken open by the fire department.

The dean of students/CMO IIT, chief security officer, crime and forensic teams were present at the time the door was broken open.

No foul play has been observed so far. Inquest proceedings are being conducted, police added, according to the report.

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