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IIT graduate pursuing higher studies in US commits suicide

Shiva Karan, an alumni of IIT-Hyderabad, had left for US in August 2015 and was studying MS in North Carolina State University, one of his family members, who stays in Hyderabad’s Ramanthapur area, said.

india Updated: Jan 08, 2016 16:53 IST
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Shiva Karan, an alumni of IIT-Hyderabad, had left for US in August 2015 and was studying MS in North Carolina State University, one of his family members, who stays in Hyderabad’s Ramanthapur area, said.(Representation photo)

An IIT graduate from Hyderabad pursuing higher studies in a US university allegedly hung himself after being “depressed” over scoring less marks, his family members said in Hyderabad on Friday.

Shiva Karan, an alumni of IIT-Hyderabad, had left for US in August 2015 and was studying MS in North Carolina State University, one of his family members, who stays in Hyderabad’s Ramanthapur area, said.

“We got a phone call from officials of Telugu Association of North America (TANA) who informed that he was found hanging in his hostel room,” Shiva Karan’s uncle said here adding “as per their information he got less marks and grade,” which may have compelled him to take such an extreme step.

“We are awaiting more information and clarity,” the uncle said.