Indian student dies at Australian detention centre

Indian student allegedly hung himself in an Australian detention centre.

Updated: February 14, 2014 5:58 pm
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A 27-year-old Indian student, who had overstayed his visa in Australia, died at an immigration detention centre in Melbourne.

The student hung himself in his cell at the Maribyrnong immigration detention centre on Thursday night, Fairfax Media reported quoting its sources.

Australia’s immigration minister, Scott Morrison, confirmed that the man was found unconscious by the centre staff. Police, however, said the death was not being treated as suspicious.

The man had been detained in January after overstaying his visa, police said.

The provincial government in a statement expressed its “sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased man, and will provide support to the police and other authorities as appropriate to assist with their investigations”.

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