An engineering student at Amity University allegedly committed suicide at his paying guest accommodation in Noida Sector-15 on Friday night.
Police said 23-year-old Mihir Madhur, a third-year B Tech student, was found hanging from a ceiling fan by his friends the next morning.
A police team from Sector-20 was rushed to the spot as soon as they were informed about the incident around 8:45am. After doctors at a nearby hospital declared him dead on arrival, the body was taken to a mortuary in Sector-94 for a post-mortem examination.
Madhur’s family members, who reside in Jaipur, were informed around 10:30am. The body was handed over to them after they reached Noida later in the evening.
A suicide note recovered from the spot described study-related stress as the reason for Madhur taking the extreme step. “The letter, which was written in English, started with an apology to loved ones. Then the deceased went on to explain that he was having a hard time coping with academic pressure, considering that he had recently flunked a subject,” said investigating officer Patneesh Kumar.
Madhur’s relatives said he had called up his mother at 9pm on Friday, but did not sound depressed.
Rahul, a flatmate, said the incident came to light when two friends tried to wake Madhur up. “They knocked repeatedly, but got no answer. When they finally broke into the room, Mihir was found hanging from the ceiling fan,” he added.
This was the fourth instance of an Amity University student committing suicide since August, 2016.
“Madhur’s father, Murlidhar, is an IRS officer posted as a senior chief executive officer with the Indian Railways in Jaipur. Though the family hails from Buxar district in Bihar, they have been staying in the Rajasthan capital for over two decades,” said Kumar.
Madhur’s brother, a Class 10 student at a private school in Dehradun, wasn’t informed about the incident.
A case has been registered at the Noida Sector-20 police station, and an investigation is on.