Aligarh: A 45-year-old PhD student of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), who was an Iraqi national, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in his rented apartment in Civil lines area, police said on Sunday.

“The deceased has been identified as AA Hamid. He was a PhD student in the Geography department of the AMU,” an official said.

“He was an Iraqi national whose body was found in his rented apartment in Civil Lines area on Sunday,” Anil Samania said, adding that the student was unwell.

In an earlier incident, a Japanese student, who was doing his internship with IIT-Guwahati, was found dead inside a hostel room of the institute. The deceased was identified as Kota Onoda, a student of Gifu University in Japan, news agency ANI had reported.

IITG Public Relations Officer told IANS, “He was supposed to return to his parent university on November 30 after completion of the exchange programme.”