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Thursday, August 30, 2012

166 - 2nd yr IIT student commits suicide - Chennai Online



Chennai, Apr 9 : A second year student, pursuing civil engineering in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Chennai, committed suicide last evening by hanging himself from the ceiling of a fan, following an alleged love failure.

The student Kuldeep Yadav ended his life at his hostel room 'Narmada' situated inside the IIT campus, police said. Another student who was in the same wing saw Kuldeep hanging from a fan with a nylon rope and informed his friends. 

They broke open the door and rushed Kuldeep, who was gasping for breath, to the IIT hospital. After initial treatment, he was rushed to Fortis Malar Hospital where he died despite best of treatment. The body was shifted to a Government Hospital where the autopsy was done today.

As the news spread, a pall of gloom descended on the IIT campus as the suicide took place on a day when hundreds of students sat for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) to get closer to their IIT dream. Kuldeep Yadav was the son of an Uttar Pradesh-based farmer Yashoda Singh. Police suspect that a failed love affair might have prompted Kuldeep to take the extreme step as they recovered a 'romantic poem' written by him from his hostel room. "We are verifying Kuldeep's mobile call details as part of the investigation," police said.
- Agencies
Apr 09, 2012