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Friday, October 23, 2015

Young IIT aspirant found dead in Kota - Business Standard

Press Trust of India  |  Kota 
October 22, 2015 Last Updated at 15:48 IST


A 19-year-old student, preparing for Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) examination, was found dead in his rented room in Mahaveer Nagar area under Jawaharnagar police station of Kota, police said.

The deceased has been identified as Amitesh Sahu. He hailed from Bhilai in Chattisgarh. He was taking coaching in Kota in a primer coaching institute (Allen Career Institute), they said.

His body was found late last evening in his rented room, said Suman, ASI and Investigating Officer (IO) of the case at Jhawarnagar police station.

Sahu had been sick for last couple of days and was taking treatment from a hospital, they added.

He had been taking coaching for IIT at the institute here for last 8 to 9 months and staying at a rented room, ASI Suman said.

The land lord of the building and the room partner, when reached to the room last evening, found the student unconscious, she further said, Sahu was immediately rushed to nearby private hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead.

The deceased student is reported to have fallen ill a day before and had been taking medicines on prescription from a hospital, ASI Suman said and added police have also recovered the prescription slips for investigation.

Police is yet to ascertain the reason behind the death. It cannot be termed suicide as no suicide note or sign was recovered from the room, ASI Suman said adding, police is further investigating into the matter.

The dead body has been placed at the mortuary of Maharao Bhim Singh (MBS) hospital for the postmortem after the arrival of his parents who have been informed of the tragedy, she added.

Meanwhile, the officials of the coaching institute, where the deceased students had been taking coaching expressed ignorance about the sickness and attendance of the student and that raises concern for the well care and safety of lakhs of coaching students in Kota.

Only after the death, we came to know about Sahu's sickness, said Raguveer Singh Solanki, controller of Students welfare society of the institute.

Whether Sahu had been regularly attending the classes or not, I would be able to tell only after checking the record, said Solanki.