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IIT aspirant commits suicide in Kota, family alleges blackmail by classmate

The Girl Allegedly Hanged Herself From A Ceiling Fan Of Her Hostel Room On Sunday, Police Said.

Agencies | Updated on: 21 May 2019, 02:13:37 PM
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An 18-year-old IIT aspirant allegedly committed suicide in her hostel room in Rajasthan's Kota city, police said Tuesday. The girl, hailing from Uttar Pradesh, was taking coaching for IIT entrance exam here, they said. The girl allegedly hanged herself from a ceiling fan of her hostel room on Sunday, police said. The parents of the deceased have alleged that a man claiming to have her objectionable pictures and video was blackmailing her over phone, they said. The man from Uttar Pradesh asked the woman to return from Kota failing which he would post her videos on social media, police said.

Primary investigation revealed both were classmates in school and had a heated argument over phone on Sunday after which the girl allegedly committed suicide, investigating officer Anokh Singh said. The body was handed over to family members after post-mortem on Monday.

In an unrelated incident, a man allegedly committed suicide at a public park in front of the collectorate in Hanumangarh of Rajasthan, police said Tuesday. Surjaram, aged 50, allegedly hanged himself from a tree, police said. Local resident spotted the body and informed police on Tuesday morning.

The body was shifted to the mortuary of the local government hospital for a post-mortem examination, police added.  

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First Published : 21 May 2019, 02:13:37 PM