New Delhi, June 19: A first-year MTech student of the National Institute of Technology in Warangal allegedly committed suicide in the NIT’s hostel. The young man was apparently upset over his ‘poor’ performance in exams, the police said. The body of the 22-year-old student, a native of Bihar’s Nawada district, was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his hostel room, they said. (Also read: Supreme Court Grants Protection From Arrest to School Principal, Teacher)

Quoting friends of the deceased, an investigating official said the youth had “failed” in two subjects in the first semester and that could be the reason he resorted to the extreme step.  However, an NIT official said failing in the subjects could not be the reason for the suicide and the youth had performed well in the second semester. Police said his parents panicked when he didn’t respond to their calls on Tuesday and they asked one of his friends to check on him. The friend found the door of his room bolted from the inside and alerted the Chief Warden. When they broke into his room, they found the body hanging from the ceiling.

Only last week, a NEET aspirant had committed suicide in a similar fashion while talking to his father on video chat. Karan, an 18-year-old student, committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in Kota. He was preparing for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). While talking to his father, Karan got up and hung himself from the ceiling fan in his room. Karan was staying as a paying guest. His father immediately called up the landlord, who rushed to check on Karan. He had to break the door to get into Karan’ room.