20-year-old student found hanged in IIT Guwahati ;Did Suicide due to ‘mental pressure’

A 20-year-old student from Andhra Pradesh was found hanging in his hostel room at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, police said on Monday.

Police said the student, identified as Gudla Mahesh Sai Raj, was a fifth-semester B-Tech student in computer science and engineering and died by suicide on Sunday, allegedly due to “mental pressure”.

An official of the Amingaon police station said that investigation is on to ascertain the exact cause of death. The body has been sent for postmortem and will be handed over to the family after that.

In a statement, IIT Guwahati claimed that the body of a youth was found in a hostel building and he has been identified as an alumnus of the institute.

According to an IIT source, the student was terminated from his course due to “poor academic performance”. The institute has informed the family and they have reached the campus, the statement said, adding that IIT Guwahati extends its deepest condolences to the family in this hour of grief.

We will cooperate with the police investigation and will also commission an internal investigation on this matter”, the statement added.

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