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PhD scholar from Kerala commits suicide in IIT

The body of Abhilash JJ was found at the terrace of a hostel in the IIT campus, police said.

india Updated: Nov 06, 2006 13:51 IST

A PhD scholar from Kerala, pursuing doctoral studies at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here, allegedly committed suicide by consuming cyanide.

The body of Abhilash JJ was found at the terrace of a hostel in the IIT campus on Monday morning, police said.

Some cyanide and a suicide note, which said he was under depression, was recovered from his body, they said.

Abhilash had recently visited Germany as part of his PhD programme and his viva voce was scheduled for November 9.