A 17-year-old girl jumped off a highrise building inside the IIT campus on Tuesday and died, police said.
According to the police, the deceased was believed to be the daughter of a professor in the industrial engineering department of the Indian Institute of Technology, Powai.
“The girl committed suicide by jumping from the terrace of the 14th floor of one Shivalik building within the campus,” said A S Shaikh, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Saki Naka Division).
The incident occurred around 8 pm. The girl was rushed to Rajawadi hospital where she was declared dead on arrival.
She resided in one of the B-type bungalows in central area of the IIT campus and was a student of Class XII at the Kendriya Vidyalaya inside the campus. “We are investigating the matter. We are still unclear why she took her own life,” Shaikh added. No one from the IIT was available for comments.