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MIT Student Commits Suicide in Manipal – The Manipal Journal
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MIT Student Commits Suicide in Manipal

MANIPAL:  A second year student of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) committed suicide on Tuesday, October 9 by jumping from the sixth floor of A1 Apartments at MIT campus. The student was pursuing a B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE).

Sridhar Nambiar, Sub-Inspector at Manipal Police Station, in a telephonic conversation, told The Manipal Journal that the suicide had taken place at around 11:20 am, when the deceased jumped down from the sixth floor of the building, which is a faculty quarters building.

A Campus Patrol officer, who reached the site immediately after the accident, said, “The guard on duty got a call that a student had attempted suicide. He was immediately rushed to Kasturba Medical College (KMC) where he was declared dead.”

The 19-year-old is a native of Hyderabad and stayed in 14th Block at MIT Hostels.

At the time of publishing, the police were in the process of investigation and awaiting the post-mortem report.


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Edited by: Mehul Malpani

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