IIT Madras student commits suicide


Narendra Kumar, a M.Tech student at Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M), committed suicide in his hostel room, police said on Tuesday.

According to police, the body of the 23-year-old Kumar, who hailed from Andhra Pradesh’s Kadapa, was found hanging from the ceiling fan in his hostel room in the morning.

While no suicide note was found, it is alleged that he might have taken the extreme step as he did not score high marks in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) exam.

Kumar’s parents have reached here, police said while his body has been sent to Royapettah Government Hospital for autopsy.