IIT Kanpur girl commits suicideBy IANS
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
KANPUR - A final year engineering student of the premiere Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K), Wednesday committed suicide in her hostel room on the campus, police said.
“The girl, aged around 22 years, was found hanging from the ceiling fan of her hostel room. Prima-facie, it appears to be a case of suicide,” Deputy Superintendent of Police Lakshmi Narayan Mishra told reporters in Kanpur, some 80 km from Lucknow.
The suicide came to light after the door of Madhuri’s room was broken as she did not respond to repeated door knocks by her friends.
The police identified the girl as Madhuri Salve, a fourth year civil engineering student hailing from Andhra Pradesh. However, sources said the name on her identity card appeared as Madhuri sale.
IIT-K officials, who barred the entry of reporters following the incident, were not available for comment.
Several calls were made on the mobile phone of IIT-K Director Sanjay Govind Dhande and Registrar Sanjeev S. Kashalkar, but the calls were not responded.
Sources in IIT-K said a committee has been constituted to probe into the girl’s death.