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Student commits suicide, says tired of IIT in note

A first year BTech student of IIT-Kanpur allegedly committed suicide in his hostel room, the ninth such case in five years, police said. He left a note addressed to three of his classmates saying he was tired of IIT.

india Updated: Sep 23, 2011 12:18 IST


A student of Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IIT-K) was found hanging from his hostel room, police in this Uttar Pradesh town said on Friday, suspecting that he was depressed over a failed love affair.

Mahtab Ahmed, 18, a first year student of B.Tech material science and engineering from Kannauj, was found hanging from the ceiling fan in his room Thursday.

While no suicide note was found, police believe Ahmed was in depression, as evident from the writing on the walls of his room.

"I am tired of IIT…What is the meaning of happiness, yet trying to get answer," wrote Ahmed on one of the walls.

"We suspect a failed love affair as one of the possible reasons... We have learnt that Mahtab was having a love affair with a girl, who was from outside the campus," a senior police officer told IANS.

"We have also come to know that Mahtab used to write poems over his relationship with the girl, who is yet to be identified," he added.

When contacted, Inspector Rajesh Kumar, who is investigating the case, said: "We are probing the case from all the angles. Love affair is also one of them."

According to IIT-K Registrar Sanjeev Kashalkar, the suicide was detected Thursday evening when Ahmed did not respond to the repeated door knocks by his friends.

"We informed the police and they broke open the door," said Kashalkar.

First Published: Sep 23, 2011 09:43 IST

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