- August 22, 2012 DC Chennai/Hyderabad
Thursday, August 23, 2012
145 - AP girl found dead in IIT-Madras - Deccan Chronicle
A first year M.Tech (chemical engineering) student from Andhra Pradesh committed suicide in her hostel room at IIT Madras on Tuesday afternoon dashing the hopes of her father, a carpenter from Karimnagar. S. Merugu Manasa, 22, from Godavarikhani, Karimnagar, had arrived in Chennai recently and though the police is yet to ascertain the motive behind her suicide, authorities said that she had got married recently wit-hout informing her parents.
According to the police, Manasa, who had joined the Indian Institute of Technology on August 1, attended the lecture in the morning and had returned to her room at the Sarayu hostel extension in the afternoon. One of her friends, Jothi, came to the hostel at 4 pm and saw that the door was locked from inside. Suspecting something amiss, she informed the hostel warden. The door was broken open and Manasa was found hanging from the ceiling with her dupatta.