IIT Kharagpur student found hanging in hostel room; probe launched into death of 24-year-old

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A 24-year-old MTech student of IIT Kharagpur was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his hostel room, the police said.

Midnapore: A 24-year-old MTech student of IIT Kharagpur was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his hostel room, the police said.

G Amini Reddy, hailing from a farmer's family of Andhra Pradesh, used to share the room with another student who could not find him for a long time and alerted the security on Wednesday night, Superintendent of police Alok Rajoria said.

As the police was informed, they broke open the door and found Reddy, a final year student of electrical engineering, hanging from the ceiling fan of his room which was locked from inside. An autopsy was conducted on Thursday, he said.

A probe has been launched by the police, reported Hindustan Times. "Primary investigation points at suicide though it can be confirmed only after the post-mortem examination is conducted," he said.

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