A 20-year-old engineering student of the Government Polytechnic Institute,located at Takyelpat in Imphal,was found dead inside her hostel room on Thursday.
The body of Jakriti Devankar was found hanging from the ceiling fan inside her hostel room by other students at around 7.30 am. She hailed from Chhattisgarh.
Devankar was a second year student of Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and was staying in room number three of the Girls Hostel of NIT Manipur,which is located on the campus of the government polytechnic.
Police said fellow hoste-llers found her room locked from the inside when they went to call her. She was late for an examination which was due to take place on Wednesday. They saw her body hanging from the ceiling fan through a window and informed the police.
A fellow student told the police that while she was a good student,Devankar had been suffering from a deformity after an electric shock in an accident several years ago before she came to Manipur.