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Delhi: 26-year-old student commits suicide

Earlier, police said the deceased, Dushyant Dikshit, was a PhD scholar from JNU but later they issued a clarification claiming they were misinformed.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: March 10, 2016 9:07 pm

A 26-year-old student on Thursday allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan of his room at a paying guest facility in south Delhi’s Ber Sarai area.

Earlier, police said the deceased, Dushyant Dikshit, was a PhD scholar from JNU but later they issued a clarification claiming they were misinformed.

The JNU authorities also checked records and confirmed that the deceased was not enrolled there.

Dikshit was a resident of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh and was pursuing MSc from a prominent private university there. He left a suicide note in which he mentioned about some personal problems, including family issues and his relationship with a woman, police said.

“We received the call this morning and rushed a team. A suicide note was found in the room. We have initiated an inquest into the matter,” DCP (South) Prem Nath said.

Dikshit arrived in Delhi last year and rented a room on the fourth floor of the paying guest accommodation in Ber Sarai.

Further investigation is underway, a senior official added.

Clarifying that Dikshit was not enrolled in JNU, the varsity issued a statement expressing deep condolences to his family members.

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    IslamForFooools
    Mar 10, 2016 at 10:33 am
    Sonia and burkha must be planning how to blame it on modi
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      Abdul Khalid
      Mar 10, 2016 at 1:14 pm
      time for a new drama...sponsored by Congress.....btw congress is using the corruption money for all these dramas!! :)
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        S K
        Mar 10, 2016 at 12:03 pm
        Well, call him Dalit, anti-national or something to offer ample scope for politicians to play their dirty game
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          Anmol Phutela
          Mar 10, 2016 at 10:50 am
          And you must be thinking yourself as a in''Nationalist''?? This is the problem with you guys, you actually don't know what Bharat mata is.
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            Anmol Phutela
            Mar 10, 2016 at 2:37 pm
            SO YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT THE LETTER WRITTEN TO rohith ABOUT HE BEING ''ANTI NATIONAL'' BY THE UNIVERSITY VC. I agree that congress is also doing the same but tthat doesnot mean that you do the same and politicise every matter. PEACE.
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