Japanese student found dead at IIT-Guwahati

Guwahati, Nov 22 (PTI) A Japanese student on anexchange programme at IIT-Guwahati has been found dead insidea hostel room, police said.

The body of the student, identified as that of KotaOnoda (22) was found hanging from the ventilator of a bathroomin Lohit hostel at 3.30 pm on Thursday, a spokesperson ofIIT-Guwahati said.

After receiving information, a police team reached thespot and recovered the body.

The body has been sent for post-mortem examination toGauhati Medical College and Hospital and the Japanese Embassyin New Delhi has been informed about it, the spokespersonsaid.

Onoda, a masters programme student at Gifu Universityin Japan, was doing internship in the Bio-Sciences and Bio-Engineering department of IIT-Guwahati for a semester, as partof the exchange programme.

His internship was scheduled to end on November 30.

A delegation of Gifu University that was in Guwahation Thursday and the Ministry of External Affairs were alsoinformed by the IIT authorities about the incident. PTI ESB DGMM MM