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101 - 25th Feb 2011 - IIT student fails, commits suicide - Deccan Chronicle

February 25, 2011

Feb. 24: An MTech student from Andhra Pradesh committed suicide by hanging himself in a hostel on the IIT-M campus here Wednesday night. The student was reportedly depressed over failing to pass his course on time.

The police said Anup Valaparla, 26, of Masab Tank in Hyderabad, had joined the integrated MTech course at IIT seven years ago. He should have completed the course in five years but failed to even after seven years. “Some students said Anup had been upset for the past few days,” a senior police officer said. “He was found hanging by a bed sheet from the ceiling fan in his room in Tamirabarani Hostel.”

Residents of the hostel found the body and alerted the warden who informed the police. “Anup left behind a note in which he said no one was responsible for his suicide. It appears that he committed suicide because he could not pass the course,” the officer said. The Kotturpuram police registered a case and sent the body to Government General Hospital, Royapettah, for postmortem. The body was handed over to relatives on Thursday.