KOLKATA: Dhiraj Kumar Anand, a II-year student of IITKharagpur's mining department, hung himself from the ceiling fan of his hostel room on Friday evening. Police said he committed suicide after a failed love affair.
A suicide note said Dhiraj was depressed as his love had not been reciprocated. Police found lines written on the walls in his room expressing his love for the girl.
Dhiraj had performed well in his first-year exams. He was said to be soft spoken, friendly and religious-minded. "He did not seem depressed.
The question of study and exam stress does not arise as he was a very good student," IIT-Kharagpur director S K Dubey said. Dhiraj last attended classes on January 12. No one at the IIT saw him after he retired to his room that night.
There was no class for the students of his department the next morning, so he was not missed till much later. The door was locked throughout the day. When he was not seen till late afternoon, his friends knocked on his door.
When there was no response, they got in touch with the hostel authorities who informed the police station located on campus.
This is the second suicide at IIT-Kharagpur in less than two years. In April 2004, Nishith Karwa was found hanging from the window grill of his room