Zambian student allegedly commits suicide

Vadodara: A 22-year-old Zambian student allegedly committed suicide in his hostel room at a private university here today, police said.

Zites Kala, a second year engineering student at Parul University, was found hanging from the ceiling fan this evening, Vadodara District Superintendent of Police Saurabh Dolumbia told PTI.

“A police team has rushed to the spot. We will inform the High Commissioner of Zambia about the incident,” he said.

Sub inspector Yashwant Chouhan, the investigating officer in the case, told PTI that a purported suicide note has been recovered from Kala’s room.

Prima facie the student took the extreme step as he was depressed, the officer said.

His parents have been informed, Chouhan said.

The president of the University, Devanshu Patel, said the varsity will co-operate with police in the probe.