A research scholar at the Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) has been found dead in his room at the institute, police said on Wednesday.
The man -- identified as 30-year-old Chandra Prakash Gupta -- was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Tuesday night and it was yet to be ascertained whether it was suicide or murder.
The research scholar, who hailed from Kushinagar, was last seen by his friends on Monday night. He did not come out on Tuesday and his friends thought he might be sleeping after a late night study session.
There was no response when they knocked on the door of his room late on Tuesday. They informed police who arrived on the scene and broke open the door.
Gupta was found lying dead on the bed and a half-empty bottle of a cold drink was found on his bedside table.
Police have sent the bottle for forensic tests and the body for post-mortem examination.