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Telangana student dies by suicide in hostel room at IIT Kharagpur

IIT Kharagpur student suicide: The deceased K Kiran Chandra was a boarder of the Lal Bahadur Shastri (LBS) Hall of Residence of the IIT Kharagpur campus.

Edited By: Sheenu Sharma @20sheenu Kharagpur Published on: October 18, 2023 20:16 IST
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Image Source : INDIA TV A student dies by suicide in a hostel room at IIT Kharagpur in West Bengal

IIT Kharagpur student suicide: A fourth-year student of the electrical engineering department of IIT Kharagpur was found hanging in his hostel room, the institute said today (October 18).

In an official statement regarding the demise of the student, the institute said a police investigation is underway and the family of the deceased K Kiran Chandra, who was found hanging inside his locked room, has arrived on the campus after being informed on Wednesday.

"With a sense of utter shock, the students, staff and faculty members of IIT Kharagpur deeply mourn the sudden demise of K Kiran Chandra, a fourth-year dual degree student in the Department of Electrical Engineering from Telangana," the statement said.

Chandra was a boarder of the Lal Bahadur Shastri (LBS) Hall of Residence of the IIT Kharagpur campus.

Narrating the sequence of events, the statement said, "Till about 7:30 pm, Chandra was with two of his roommates in their hostel room. Later, the other two students left for academic activities.

Subsequently, around 8:30 pm, fellow boarders of the LBS Hall found his room locked from inside. The door was forced open and he was found hanging.

"The security and other students brought him to the BC Roy Technology Hospital immediately. Despite all efforts by the doctors, Kiran was declared dead around 11:30 pm."

One year back, the partially decomposed body of a third-year student Faizan Ahmed of IIT Kharagpur, who hailed from Assam, was found in his hostel room on October 14 after the authorities broke open the bolted door.

While IIT Kharagpur had said that Faizan had committed suicide, the body was exhumed following a directive by the Calcutta High Court, and a second post-mortem was done. The family claimed he was murdered on the campus and accused the institute of trying to hush up the matter.

(With PTI inputs) 

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