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Former IITian found dead in Gurugram apartment, police suspect suicide

Mehul Priyadarshi, a resident of Ranchi, Jharkhand, was an engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, and did his Master of Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management(IIM), Lucknow.

gurgaon Updated: Aug 29, 2018 17:01 IST
Leena Dhankhar
Leena Dhankhar
Hindustan Times, Gurugram
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Mehul Priyadarshi (26) had joined a global consulting firm this year.(HT PHOTO)

A 26-year-old business strategist was found hanging from a ceiling fan at his rented apartment in DLF 5 early on Tuesday.

Mehul Priyadarshi, who belonged to Ranchi in Jharkhand, was an engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, and did his Master of Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow .

He joined a global consulting firm in Cyber City in June this year and lived in a rented apartment on the sixth floor at Princeton Estate, DLF 5, with two roommates who were also his batch mates from IIM, said the police.

Police said his roommates, who are from Nagpur and Bhatinda, were away for Raksha Bandhan celebrations and returned to Gurgaon on Monday evening. “They knocked on his room door but he did not respond, following which they went to their rooms and fell asleep. On Tuesday morning, they once gain knocked on his door. When he did not respond, they became suspicious. They alerted the security guards, who broke open the gate and found him hanging from the ceiling fan with the help of a bedsheet,” Vikas Kaushik, inspector, Sector 53 police station said.

The security supervisor informed the police about the incident, and a team including the station house officer(SHO) reached the spot, the police said.

The police also said that though it appears Priyadarshi killed himself, but they have not found any suicide note in the apartment. His mobile phone and laptop were locked.

“We are interacting with Priyadarshi’s roommates, and have also seized his laptop and mobile phone for clues. The parents might also share some details which would give some clarity regarding the suicide,” Kaushik said.

Priyadarshi’s family in Ranchi has been informed. His elder brother works in a bank and lives in Aligarh. The body has been sent for post-mortem examination which will be conducted on Wednesday, the police said.

First Published: Aug 29, 2018 04:52 IST