FTII student, 32, found dead in hostel room. Suicide suspected, say police

Updated on Aug 05, 2022 02:03 PM IST
Police said the FTII student, found dead in his hostel room on Friday, was last seen by other inmates, on Tuesday
The Pune Police said they did not find a note but initial investigations indicated the FTII student died by suicide (HT File Photo)
The Pune Police said they did not find a note but initial investigations indicated the FTII student died by suicide (HT File Photo)
ByNadeem Inamdar

PUNE: A 32-year-old student of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) was found dead in his hostel room on Friday, police officers at Pune’s Deccan Gymkhana police station said.

The officer said the body of the 2017 batch student had started decomposing and the police station was informed after students in adjoining rooms reported a foul smell coming from his room

Police said the room was locked from inside. A police team that responded to the call broke open the door after spotting the student from the window.

Some inmates of the hotel told the police that they last saw the student on Tuesday.

Murlidhar Karpe, senior inspector of Deccan Gymkhana police station, said the deceased was a 2017 batch student of FTII’s cinematography course and hails from Goa. “We are investigating the case further,” Karpe said.

A police officer said initial investigations indicated death by suicide.

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