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First year Hindu student found dead in rented room

A first year student of Hindu College committed suicide at his rented accommodation in Vijay Nagar in north Delhi on Saturday morning. Police said they received a call about the incident at around 11:40 am.

delhi Updated: Apr 29, 2012 00:02 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

A first year student of Hindu College committed suicide at his rented accommodation in Vijay Nagar in north Delhi on Saturday morning. Police said they received a call about the incident at around 11:40 am.

"Our team reached there and rushed the 19-year-old boy to the hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. No suicide note was found from the spot. The boy is identified as Samiran Sethia, a native of Assam," a senior police officer said. Sethia was a first year student of BSc (Hons) Botany and had an exam scheduled for Friday.

The police did not clearly spelt out a specific reason, as it remained unclear whether Sethia took the extreme step because of exam stress or there was some personal reason.

"He used to live alone in his one-room accommodation. A neighbour knocked the door but no one replied. He later peeped into the room from a window and saw Sethia hanging from the ceiling fan," the officer added. The police are checking his call details and have informed his family. A post-mortem would be done only after his parents arrive from Assam.

“We will also take their (Sethia’s parents) statement to understand why the boy killed himself,” the officer said.

First Published: Apr 29, 2012 00:00 IST