KOLKATA: A fourth-year aerospace engineering student at IIT-Kharagpur was found hanging from the ceiling of his ground-floor room at Nehru Hall B Block on Friday.
“Let me sleep,” was all that the suicide note, found in his room, said. The police said Nidhin (22), who had come from Kerala, would set his alarm clock at 2am every night to wake up and study.
Early on Friday, when the alarm did not stop ringing, the other students in the hostel suspected something was amiss.
They went up to his room, but the door was shut from inside and Nidhin reportedly did not respond. When he did not appear even on Friday, the hostel authorities were alerted.
Some of the students broke Nidhin’s room’s window panes to find him hanging from the ceiling.
West Midnapore SP Bharati Ghosh said a probe was on and that the police were examining the suicide note.
The IIT campus saw the first suicide this year on January 16, when Lokesh Meena from Rajasthan jumped on the tracks and was hit by a train at Jakpur station.
The second death took place on March 30, when a youth from Andhra Pradesh, Sana Sree Raj, was found also on the train tracks, barely 500m from the IIT campus.
Though the family claimed it was a murder, police called it a suicide.
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