Two women- a research scholar and the wife of an assistant professor- allegedly committed suicide at the IIT Madras campus on Wednesday.
34-year-old postdoctoral research scholar P Maheswari’s body was found hanging in her hostel room, police said, adding the motive behind her taking the extreme step was being probed.
Maheswari, a resident of Pondicherry, was staying in Sabarmathi hostel. Her body was found in the hostel room around 4pm.
G Vijalakshmi, 47, was the wife of assistant professor Ganesan. She was found dead at their quarters on the IIT campus.
Condoling the scholar’s death, IIT-M announced full cooperation to officials in the case.
“IIT, Madras, reports with deep sadness the death of a post-doctoral research scholar in the campus. The scholar’s family has been informed. The institute is taking necessary action and extending full cooperation to civil authorities,” it said in a statement.
“The institute extends its deep felt condolences to the family and the near and dear ones of the scholar for the unfortunate, untimely and devastating loss,” it said without divulging any further detail.
IIT-M had witnessed suicide of two students in September and October last year.
(With inputs from PTI)