New Delhi, Apr 13 (PTI) A 21-year-old student of IIT-Delhi was found hanging in his hostel room today, the police said.

Gopal Maloo, from Hooghly in West Bengal, was a first year student of Masters in Chemistry at the institute. He was found hanging form the ceiling fan of his room at Nilgiri Hostel, they said.

Police said that Maloo had on April 10 tried to commit suicide by consuming sleeping pills, and was admitted to Safdarjung Hospital.

Reason behind Maloo taking the extreme step is yet to be ascertained, they said.

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