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Body of IIT-Kharagpur student found on rail tracks

The body of a student of IIT-Kharagpur was found on the rail tracks at Puri Gate near the campus in West Midnapore district in West Bengal.

india Updated: May 08, 2017 09:15 IST
Koushik Dutta
Koushik Dutta
Hindustan Times
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A file photo of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. (PTI File Photo)

The body of a student of IIT-Kharagpur was found on the rail tracks near the campus in West Bengal’s West Midnapore district.

The deceased was identified as Sana Shreeraj, a third year student of electrical engineering.

Police said college authorities claimed that mental depression drove Shreeraj to commit suicide.

Shreeraj, 20,hailed from Tekkali of Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh and stayed at Lala Lajpat Roy hostel in the campus.

Sources told HT that he went out from the hostel on Thursday night and later his body with severed head was found on the railway tracks.

Shreeraj’s father claimed that his classmates tortured him, which forced him to commit suicide.

“He (Sana) was very jolly and I do not believe that he could kill himself unless he was driven to it. He was mentally tortured by his classmates and that could lead him to end his life,” claimed Ramanna.

“I want an agency such as the CBI to investigate his death,” Rammana added.

Two days ago, Nitish Kumar Purti, a student of IIT Delhi, jumped from the fourth floor of his hostel. Police claimed he was depressed as he was unable to cope with the pressure.

In January this year, a student of IIT-Kharagpur threw himself in front of a moving train and was killed. He was a third-year civil engineering student and was allegedly suffering from depression.

First Published: Mar 31, 2017 19:32 IST