IIT Roorkee professor found dead

The elderly professor is said to have been suffering from depression since the death of his wife.

Written by PTI | Dehradun | Updated: April 8, 2014 4:14 pm

A senior professor at IIT,Roorkee,was found dead at his flat on the campus with his throat slit,a senior police official said today.

60-year-old Arun Kumar,a senior professor in the Electrical Computer Science Department of the Institution was found lying in a pool of blood at his flat with his throat slit by his maid servant yesterday,Haridwar SSP Rajiv Swaroop said.

Though the cause of his death is being probed,the possibility of a suicide or murder cannot be ruled out,he said.

Kumar lived alone in the flat since the death of his wife a few years ago,he said. Two of his daughters stay abroad while one stays in Gurgaon,he said. The elderly professor is said to have been suffering from depression since the death of his wife,he said,adding that the case is being investigated from all angles.

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