IIT student hangs himself

Haridwar: The body of a student was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his hostel room at IIT Roorkee today, a senior police official said.

The body of Aman Chauhan, who hailed from Hamirpur in Uttar Pradesh, was found hanging in his hostel room at Ganga Bhawan, SP (rural) Manikant Mishra said.

A first year MSc student, Chauhan is said to have been suffering from depression for some time, Mishra said.

No suicide note was found from the student’s room, he said. However, a diary has been recovered from the spot, he added.

The matter came to light when Chauhan was not seen by his classmates for a long time in the afternoon.

They reported the matter to the authorities who opened the room and found him hanging from the ceiling fan, the official said.