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Woman PhD scholar from Jharkhand commits suicide at IIT Madras

According to a student, the scholar locked herself up in her room in Sabarmati hostel two days ago

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

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A woman PhD scholar of from allegedly committed suicide in her hostel room, police said Tuesday.

According to a student, the scholar, who belonged to the metallurgy department, locked herself up in her room in two days ago.

A senior police told that they got a call from the institute about the incident Tuesday evening, adding that "foul smell was emanating, indicating that the extreme step might not have been taken today."

An investigation is on, the said, declining to divulge further information.

has around 18 hostels in the campus.

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First Published: Tue, January 01 2019. 20:25 IST