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Two students of Dibrugarh University died on Saturday in two separate incidents.

While a 7th semester student of the University committed suicide by hanging himself in his hostel room, another student was washed away in Pasighat.

Police said body of Lakhyajyoti Gogoi, a native of north Assam’s Dhemaji, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in the room of a private hostel near the university campus on Saturday morning.

The owner of the private hostel, Raju Baruah informed the police about the incident.

He was pursuing integrated MSc in physics.

Sources said that he was suffering from anxiety and mental trauma for past several weeks.

“We have recovered Lakhyajyoti Gogoi’s body from the private hostel of Raja Baruah near Dibrugarh University. We have sent the body for post mortem examination,” said a police official.

Police have not recovered any suicide note from his room.

“We are yet to ascertain the cause of his death. We suspect he was suffering from depression,” said the police officer.

In a separate incident, an LLB student of the University on Saturday was washed away by strong current, when he was taking bath in Siang river at Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh.

The student, identified as Bidyut Bikash Dutta, went to picnic with his friends at Pasighat.

The death of the two students has sent shockwaves across the University.

David Hazarika, a student of Dibrugarh University, said, “It’s a very sad day for us. We have lost two students of our university today.”

On September 17, a 21-year-old girl student of the university committed suicide inside the hostel premises.

Rinki Dutta, a postgraduate third semester student of the department of English, ended her life by hanging herself from a ceiling fan in her hostel room here.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com