A seventh-semester female student of Tezpur University has committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan of her hostel room.

The body of the 20-year-old female student was found hanging on Friday morning by fellow inmates of the Kopili Girls Hostel and they altered the authorities.

The student, who hails from upper Assam’s Dibrugarh, was pursuing her Integrated M.Sc. in Chemistry.

“On receiving the information from our end, Magistrate from district administration accompanied by Barghat Police outpost rushed to the hostel and recovered the body which was found hanging. The body has been taken to Kanaklata Civil Hospital for autopsy,” said Dr. Biren Das, Registrar of the University.

Dr. Das said that the family of the deceased has also been informed.

The reason behind her suicide is yet to be ascertained.

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