An MBBS student was found dead in his hostel room at Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) in Shimla this morning.
The deceased has been identified as Sanjay Bhatia, a resident of Kotkhai in Shimla district, police said.
Sanjay got admission in IGMC in 2003 and was yet to complete his degree. Police said he had reportedly been suffering from depression from some time.
According to investigators, he had called up his family two days ago and asked for money but was refused. This was his last talks with his family members after which they tried to contact him several times but he did not pick up calls.
The family members became apprehensive and reached his hostel today, only to find him lying dead in his room. They said the television and the water heater of his room were on when they entered the room.
No suicide note was recovered from the room and there was no injury mark on his body, police said.
According to police, a case has been registered and furthers investigations are underway.
The body has been handed over to the family members after post-mortem.
Preliminary investigations suggested that depression and excessive drinking led to his death, Shimla Superintendent of Police D W Negi said.