Tech student hangs himself in Uttar Pradesh

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

GREATER NOIDA - A first-year B.Tech student of a private engineering college, upset over a family dispute, hanged himself from the ceiling fan of his room in the Kasna area here, police said.

Vivek Patel, a student of IILM college in Knowledge Park area, committed suicide in his house Tuesday afternoon, said Rahul Kumar, Circle Officer-I of Greater Noida.

Vivek was from Jalaun district in Uttar Pradesh and was staying with his relatives in the NTPC Colony.

His uncle Avinash Patel is a faculty member in his college and he was in the institute when the incident came to light. His aunt was, however, at home.

Around 12 noon, Vivek’s aunt called him several times but got no response. He was in his room. When she opened his room’s door to find out why he was not responding to the calls, she found him hanging from the ceiling fan.

She called her neighbours and informed Avinash about the incident.

“Vivek was said to be under depression for the last few days over some family property dispute. We have seized his body and sent it for post-mortem examination. Investigations are on,” the circle officer said.

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