NITK B Tech student commits suicide at his room

9:25 PM, Sunday, December 26th, 2021

sourabhMangaluru :  A B Tech student was found dead in his hostel room in Surathkal on Sunday.

The deceased has been identified as Sourav Kumar Yadav (19), an electrical and electronics engineering student at National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, Karnataka (NITK) and a native of Bihar.

According to city police commissioner N Shashi Kumar, financial crisis may have forced the youth to take this extreme step.

The commissioner also interacted with college authorities and students. Police also recovered a death note addressed to victim’s father.

The victim requested his father to pay off his education loan worth Rs 1 lakh. He had Rs 46,000 in his account and requested his father to pay off the loan as early as possible else interest would be counted. He further wrote that he was going crazy and would become mad and getting rid of life was easy.

The 19-year-old further stated that nobody else was responsible for his death. He was pursuing his education after taking an education loan and feared that by the time he completed his education, the loan burden would have only increased. He was not sure if he would get a job after completing his studies and was probably facing mental stress, Kumar further said.

At around 8am when his friends tried to call him for breakfast, he did not open the door. At around 9.30am, when they again tried to reach out to him and peeped through the window, they found him hanging inside the room.

The college authorities were then informed, who in turn reached out to his parents.

Since he hailed from a poor family, his parents had reportedly expressed that they were not in a position to travel to Mangaluru and requested the authorities to conduct the cremation.

However, the college authorities, faculty and students pitched in and have arranged for the travel of the victim’s parents as well as are looking into the arrangements to shift the mortal remains back home after completion of the legal process, the commissioner further added.

The Surathkal police have registered a case of an unnatural death and further investigation is under way.

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