Kanpur: A final year BTech student of IIT-
Kanpur on Wednesday committed suicide by hanging herself in her
hostel room here.
Madhuri Sale, in her early twenties, who belonged to
Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh, was found hanging from
the ceiling fan with the help of her `dupatta` (scarf), IIT-K
Registrar Sanjeev Kashalkar said.
A three-member committee has been set up by the IIT
administration to probe the death of the civil engineering
student, he said, adding it was not immediately known why she
took the extreme step
Kashalkar said the girl had a very good academic
record and there was nothing to suggest that she was suffering
No suicide note has been found from her room which was
searched for a possible clue, police said.
The incident came to light when her friends suspected
something wrong as she did not respond to repeated knockings.
When they peeped inside, they found her hanging.
Police broke open the door of the hostel room and took
out her body. The news triggered panic on the campus and the
girl`s colleagues refused to say anything about the incident,
which came at a time when examinations are on.=
IIT authorities have informed the parents of the girl
and sent the body for post-mortem examination.