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English professor of Amity University Lucknow commits suicide

An assistant professor in the English department of Amity University, Garima Pathak, in her mid 30s, committed suicide at her residence in Gomti Nagar, by hanging herself from the ceiling fan.

lucknow Updated: Jan 29, 2018 12:41 IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow
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An assistant professor in the English department of Amity University, Garima Pathak, in her mid 30s, committed suicide at her residence in Gomti Nagar on Sunday, by hanging herself from the ceiling fan.

Garima, who belonged to Durg district of Chhattisgarh, was living in a rented flat at Eldeco Elegance Apartment, Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar. No suicide note was recovered from the room. Garima got divorced from her husband this month.

Before moving to Amity University in July last year, Garima was teaching at a private university in Bhopal.

According to reports, one Akhilesh Tewari of Faizabad district often visited Garima. He is also an English teacher and had taught at the same private university in Bhopal where Garima was a teacher. So both knew each other.

Cops informed that on January 26 also, Akhilesh had visited Garima and left for Faizabad for some work.

However, when he called Garima on her cell phone, there was no response and so Akhilesh reached Garima’s flat on Sunday morning.

When there was no reply even after repeated knocks and pressing the doorbell, Akhilesh somehow managed to open the door after breaking the handle lock.

On entering the flat, Akhilesh found Garima hanging from the ceiling fan with her stole. He informed the cops and station officer, Vibhuti Khand, Satyendra Kumar Rai, reached the spot.

“Garima committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan of her room. She used a stole to make a loop and a chair to reach the fan. No suicide note has been recovered from the room,” said Rai.

“Phone call details of the deceased are being scanned and the body has been sent for post mortem examination,” added Rai.

After initial probe, cops could not find any apparent reason for the suicide. They said only family members of the deceased and staff members of the university would be able to tell why she committed suicide.

First Published: Jan 29, 2018 12:40 IST