IIT-Kharagpur student found dead inside hostel room, investigation on

The body of 22-year-old Nidhin N, an aerospace engineering student from Kerala at IIT-Kharagpur, was found hanging inside his hostel room.

The body of an engineering student at IIT-Kharagpur was found hanging from inside his hostel room at the campus on Friday.

22-year-old Nidhin N, an aerospace engineering student from Kerala, was in his fourth year at the institute.

According to police, Nidhin used to set an alarm to get up early in the morning and study. Friday morning was no different, apart from the fact that the alarm woke up others in the hostel except Nidhin.


This made the hostel authorities suspicious, and some of them broke open one of the window panes to find his body hanging from the ceiling of his ground floor room at the Nehru Hall. The police was soon informed and later broke open the door to seize the body.

IIT-Kharagpur has informed the family of the student and police have sent the body for post-mortem. The matter is being investigated.

This is the second such incident at IIT-Kharagpur in two months. Last month, the body of a student from the electrical engineering department was found dead on the railway track close to the campus.

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