A 25-year-old contractual employee of the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G) here allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his living room late on Monday night.
Police officials said the body of Kishor Barua was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his living room in the IIT campus.
Kishor, who worked as a cook in Manas Hostel of the IIT on contractual basis, is a resident of Khehenipara village under Baihata Chariali police station in Kamrup district.
“The incident took place around 10 pm on Monday. We were informed late about the incident. We found the body hanging from the ceiling fan in his living room in IIT campus,” officer in-charge of North Guwahati Police Station Upen Mohan told Northeast Now.
Mohan said no suicide note was found in the room. “The reason behind his suicide is yet to be ascertained,” he said. Police have sent Kishor’s body to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) for post-mortem examination.
A post-graduate student of IIT-Guwahati student allegedly committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling fan in his hostel room In May in 2016. Sarkar Intekhab Alam, who hailed from Murshidabad in West Bengal, was found dead by some students of his hostel in the IIT campus.
In 2014, an Electronics and Communication Engineering student of IIT Guwahati was found dead behind his three-storey hostel building. The police had maintained that the student, Tushar Yadav (19), a resident of Gurgaon in Haryana committed suicide on Saturday night by jumping from the hostel rooftop.
At least six suicide cases have been reported in the institution so far.