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Student commits suicide in JNU campus

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A second-year Master of Arts student of University allegedly committed suicide here on Friday by hanging himself from a ceiling fan inside the campus, a said.

The incident was reported to police at 12 p.m. after the deceased, Rishi Joshua Thomas, sent his suicide note to the of the English department.

"The immediately informed the in-charge of to check on him. Thomas stayed in in JNU campus," DCP Devender Arya said.

Thomas was later found hanging in a room located in the basement of the library, he said.

A student of M.A. second year of English language, Thomas was first seen by a boy who peeped in from a window and found him hanging from the fan.

"The door was forced open and the body was taken down by cutting the cable. A JNU doctor checked and declared him dead. The body has been shifted to Relatives were informed and Thomas' cousin also reached JNU," the added.

"The deceased was undergoing some treatment. As per preliminary enquiry no foul play is suspected. Further investigation is underway," he added.



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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 19:48 IST