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 9:07:32 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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