Retired IIT Delhi Prof jumps to death

Last Updated: Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 23:34

New Delhi: A retired IIT Delhi professor
killed himself on Saturday by jumping off the seventh floor of the
IIT building, police said.
62-year-old Ashok Kumar Sharma, who was a resident of
Dwarka, had retired recently and had continued to frequent the
IIT campus.

He committed suicide by jumping off the seventh floor of
the main administrative building at 12.30 pm today, a police
official said.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son.
While a son and a daughter stay in the United States, another
daughter lives in Orissa where she works as a Professor.

"His wife is on a visit to Orissa," the official said.

Police said the retired professor was in the middle of
some court cases pertaining to his age.
Preliminary inquiry also suggested that he was disturbed
due to health reasons.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 23:34

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