JNU student found hanging on campus, suicide note recovered

Published on May 18, 2019 06:49 AM IST
The student, a resident of the Mahi Mandavi hostel, had sent a suicide note to his English professor, police said.
Police, however, did not reveal the content of the suicide note.(Reuters Photo)
Police, however, did not reveal the content of the suicide note.(Reuters Photo)
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

A second-year MA English student of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was found hanging from a ceiling fan in one of the rooms of School of Languages on Friday morning. The student, a resident of the Mahi Mandavi hostel, had also sent a suicide note to his English professor, police said.

Police, however, did not reveal the content of the suicide note.

Devender Arya, deputy commissioner of police, southwest, said the police were informed about the incident around noon by the hostel in-charge, who came to know from the hostel warden that the student’s body was found hanging in a room in the basement of the centre.

“No one responded to our knocks. Through the window, we saw a man hanging from the ceiling fan. The door was then forcibly opened and the body taken down. The university’s doctor declared him dead. The body was then shifted to Safdarjung Hospital,” a police officer said.

“He had been disturbed for the past few days. But we don’t know why he took this step and we are in a state of shock,” a classmate of the deceased said.

A few relatives had reached Safdarjung hospital upon being informed, but they did not wish to comment on the matter.

“JNU expresses its deep condolences at the untimely demise of an MA student in one of the academic buildings of the university. Police were informed forthwith and the case is being investigated,” registrar Pramod Kumar said in a statement.

The JNU students’ union expressed its condolences. “The deceased was very passionate about his studies and was appreciated by his professors for the ideas he brought to discussions in classes. We, at this hour, need to work together to make the campus a more inclusive and comfortable space for all.”

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