This is the first incident of this kind in IIT Roorkee after it came into being in 2000.
Police sources said the incident occurred at 5.30 PM after Manish who belonged to neighbouring Muzaffarnagar town in U.P., had returned to his room in Radhakrishan hostel at IIT campus after college hours.
Police sources said a couple of hours later, when other hostel students were moving around, they suddenly heard the heavy sound of Maneesh falling off the fifth story of the building.
According to police sources, Manish who was seriously injured, was immediately rushed to the hospital of the institute for treatment where he was declared brought dead by senior medical officers on duty.
Roorkee SP Roshan Lal Sharma told TOI that they came to know about the incident through the security officer of IIT- K.P.Singh.
Sharma said although, exact cause of death as to how victim fell off hostel building, will be ascertained only after investigation, preliminary investigation into the case has revealed that victim committed suicide by falling of fifth floor as he was mentally ill.
According to Sharma, as soon as they came to know about the incident, they registered the case in Roorkee Civil Kotwali on Sunday night on the basis of written information in this connection by security officer of IIT.