PhD student found dead in IIT Delhi campus; probe initiated
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.
An inquiry has been initiated and the cause of suicide was yet to be known as no suicide note was found, police said.