Chennai: A 19-year-boy student of IIT Madras committed suicide by hanging in his hostel room on Sunday, police said.
Kuldeep Yadav, hailing from Uttar Pradesh, was a second year civil engineering student.
Other students in the hostel noticed that Yadav`s room did not open since morning. On suspicion, they broke open the room around 2.30 and found his body hanging from the ceiling, police said.
Immediately he was taken to a private hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
The boy`s father Yasodhar Singh, an agriculturist, has been informed about the incident, police said.