A second-year B-Tech student of IIT- BHU in Varanasi allegedly committed suicide by first setting himself on fire and then jumping off the third floor of his hostel building, police said on Wednesday.
Dara J Bhim Raju, a B-Tech Mining Engineering student and inmate of Ramanujan hostel of IIT (BHU), took the extreme on Tuesday night as he was upset over his poor performance in the recent semester exams.
Raju, a resident of Nellore in Andhra Pradesh, was rushed to the Sir Sunder Lal Hospital of BHU where doctors declared him dead.
His parents have been informed about the incident, police said.
The mobile phone of the deceased has been seized and his hostel room has also been sealed, which will be opened and searched in the presence of Raju's family members for further probe, they said.
So far no suicide note has been recovered, police said adding that the matter is being probed from all angles.
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