20-Yrs-Old Student From Andhra Pradesh; Dies By Suicide In IIT-Guwahati 

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A 20-year-old student, hailing from Andhra Pradesh, was found hanging in his hostel room at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati.

Identified as Gudla Mahesh Sai Raj, the student was a fifth-semester B Tech student in Computer Science and Engineering and is alleged to have committed suicide on Sunday after experiencing severe “mental pressure”; as informed by the police.

According to an official of the Amingaon Police Station, investigations are underway to ascertain the exact cause of the death.

The body has been sent for postmortem. Following the examination, the body will be handed-over to the family.

As per the statement issued by IIT-G, the body of a young man was found in one of the hostel buildings and has been “identified as a former student of the institute”.

The IIT sources informed that the student was terminated from his course due to “poor academic performance”.

The family has been notified by the institution, and they have arrived on campus, the statement said, adding that IIT Guwahati expresses its deepest condolences to the family at this time of profound grief.

“We will cooperate with the police investigation and will also commission an internal investigation on this matter”, the statement added.

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