PhD student found dead in IIT Delhi campus; probe initiated

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu SharmaBy Shubhanshu Sharma

Published on 30 May 2017 8:53 PM GMT

PhD student found dead in IIT Delhi campus; probe initiated
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New Delhi: In a shocking incident, a 27-year-old female student of PhD final year was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the campus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi here, police said on Tuesday.

The student, named Manjula Devak, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her room at around 7.40 pm in Nalanda Apartments in the IIT campus, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Chinmoy Biswal said.

Devak, who was married to Ritesh Virha, was a student of water resources. Her husband and parents, who reside in Bhopal, have been informed about her death, Biswal said.

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An inquiry has been initiated and the cause of suicide was yet to be known as no suicide note was found, police said.

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu Sharma

Writer has 6 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Senior Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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