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Guwahati IIT student found dead

This is the third incident of a student’s death in IIT Guwahati in the past one year.

Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati |
Updated: September 18, 2015 8:18:08 pm

The body of a B Tech final year student of the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G) was found outside a hostel here on Friday morning with the police still trying to find out the exact cause of the death. The body has been identified to be that of Ujjwal Shailabh, who hailed from Triveniganj, a town in Supaul district of Bihar.

Police said the body of the student was found lying face downward on the grass outside Brahmaputra Hostel early Friday morning, with the authorities immediately informing the police about it. He was a boarder of the third floor in the Brahmaputra Hostel. A case of unnatural death has been registered with the North Guwahati police station.


“We have carried out preliminary investigations, while a magistrate has conducted the inquest. A forensic team also examined the body and the location, while the post-mortem examination will be carried out after his parents arrive tomorrow,” a senior police official of Kamrup district said.

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Sources in IIT-G said the student had joined the B Tech class in 2009 but had yet to clear a couple of papers for the final examination. This is the third incident of a student’s death in IIT Guwahati in the past one year. While one Tushar Yadav had reportedly committed suicide in September last year, another student called T Parameswar Rao had reportedly committed suicide in December 2014.

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