IIT Guwahati Faculty Member Found Dead at His Official Residence; Suicide Suspected

The body of a man was found in one of the residences at IIT Guwahati this evening. He has been identified as a faculty of the institute. The institute said it is trying to establish contact with the family of the deceased.

According to police, the body of Sameer Kamal, 47, was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his room after police broke the door following information from the IITG authorities.

The deceased was a faculty in the Mathematics Department. According to reports, Kamal was the son of Ismatullah Ansari, a resident of Paschim Vihar in New Delhi.

Superintendent of Police of Kamrup district Hitesh Roy said, “We suspect that he allegedly died by suicide two to three days back. The body has been sent to the hospital for post-mortem,”

As per the local police, on Friday evening, they received information from the IIT that a foul smell was coming out from a locked faculty quarter. Dr Kamal was found hanging later from the ceiling fan, the SP said.

Later the door was opened in the presence of Magistrate, Officer-in-Charge of North Guwahati police station, In-charge Amingaon outpost,” Kamrup district Hitesh Ch. Roy added.

IIT Guwahati has also issued a statement: “The institute is trying to establish contact with the family of the deceased. IIT Guwahati expresses its deepest condolences to the family at this time of profound grief. We will cooperate with the police investigation and will also commission an internal investigation on this matter.”

Earlier this year, a student of the student had allegedly committed suicide in his hostel room. A native of Kerala, he was pursuing BTech course in the IIT.

Though the institute has not revealed the identity of the student, as per police sources, the deceased was identified as Surya Narayan Premkishore.

There have been several suicide cases at IIT Guwahati in the last few years.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Aanvi Kamdar, the travel influencer, smiling in front of a scenic waterfall backdrop.
Latest News

Aanvi Kamdar Tragedy Death at Kumbhe Waterfalls: Travel Influencer

Aanvi Kamdar Date: July 18, 2024Source: NewsNowNation In a heartbreaking incident, popular travel influencer Aanvi Kamdar tragically passed away after falling into a gorge at the Kumbhe waterfalls in Maharashtra’s Raigad district. The unfortunate event occurred on July 17 while she was filming a video at the scenic location. The Incident Aanvi Kamdar, a 26-year-old […]

Read More
Latest

Budget 2024 Income Tax Expectations: Are You Paying Excess Tax?

As we approach Budget 2024, taxpayers eagerly anticipate potential changes to income tax slabs. The current tax regime has remained largely unchanged since 2013, and it’s time to assess whether it adequately reflects the rising cost of living and inflation. Let’s delve into the details and understand why you might be paying excess tax. The […]

Read More
Latest

Managing the Digital Age: The Influence of Social Media on Youth Mental Health

In the modern age of technology, the internet has become an important component of adolescents’ lives. While technology brings solidarity and opportunities for self-expression, it is essential to recognize how it might impact on our state of mind. As a 16-year-old, I’ve seen individually the severely impactful sites like TikTok, Instagram, and Snapchat can be […]

Read More