The body of a first year engineering student was found on the Amity University campus in Noida on Thursday afternoon. With no suicide note being recovered and the post mortem yet to be conducted, police are yet to register an FIR in the case.
This is the second death that the varsity has witnessed this month. Over a fortnight ago, 21-year-old G S Krishna, who was pursuing a P G Diploma in Facility Management, committed suicide in his hostel room in Amity University’s Noida campus.
According to police and sources at the varsity, some passersby raised an alarm when they saw 19-year-old Udit Shankar Singh lying in a deserted corner of the Amity hostel.
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“He was rushed to Kailash Hospital, where he was declared ‘brought dead’. His body has been sent to the mortuary for post mortem, which will be conducted on Friday. Prima facie it seems to be a case of suicide. One of his slippers was found on the fifth floor of the hostel building while the other was found on the ground next to him. He had an examination on Thursday but he did not appear for it. However, investigations are still underway. We are waiting for the family to speak to us,” said Dinesh Yadav, SP (City), Gautam Buddh Nagar.
While Singh’s family hails from Bhojpur district in Bihar, they live in Dwarka area of Delhi. “His father, Uma Shankar Singh, is my colleague. Around 6 pm, we came to know about his son’s death. He wants to donate his son’s organs but we are not sure if this can happen since the post-mortem has not been conducted,” said Satendra Yadav, Singh’s father’s colleague.
“His body was found on the rear end of the hostel. No one frequents that place,” said a university source.
Meanwhile, the university announced the formation of a committee to investigate the case. “A high-power investigation committee, consisting of five members, has been constituted,” said Savita Mehta from Amity Group.