A research scholar at IIT-Hyderabad allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in a hostel room at Hyderabad Central University (HCU) campus here today, police said.
Tariqul Islam (27), a native of Srinagar, was pursuing PhD from IIT-Hyderabad, Kandi in neighbouring Medak district of Telangana and had come to meet his friends at HCU last night. He stayed back in their room only, they said.
“However, in the afternoon he told his friends that he is going for prayers and will return. But, he went to another room where he allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan with a rope,” Gachibowli police station inspector Jupelly Ramesh said.
As per preliminary investigation, Tariqul resorted to the extreme step due to some depression, the officer said.
A case has been registered in this regard and further investigations are on, police added.