Midnapore: A 24-year-old MTech student of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his hostel room. The deceased has been identified as G Amini Reddy and came from a farmer’s family of Andhra Pradesh.

Reddy used to share the room with another student who could not find him for a long time and alerted the security on Wednesday night, Superintendent of police Alok Rajoria said.

As the police were informed, they broke open the door and found Reddy, a final year student of electrical engineering, hanging from the ceiling fan of his room which was locked from inside.

An autopsy would be carried out today, police informed.

In an earlier incident on September 22, a final year student of the IIT Madras allegedly committed suicide by hanging from the ceiling of his room. Shahul Kornath (23), from Malappuram in Kerala, was pursuing his B Tech-M Tech (dual degree) Naval architecture programme, police and the institute administration said. However, no suicide note was found from his room, police added. According to police, he could have been under “some kind of pressure due to low attendance”, but added that a detailed probe was on.