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A 21-year-old medical student was found dead inside his room at Zoram Medical College (ZMC), about 16 km south of Aizawl on Wednesday, a senior police officer said.

The deceased has been identified as Nazar Chakma, a resident of Chawngte C in south Mizoram’s Lawngtlai district.

He was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his hostel room while his friends were playing badminton at around 12 noon, Mizoram deputy inspector general of police (northern range) Lalbiakthanga Khiangte said.

He said the deceased, who was a first year MBBS student at ZMC, remained depressed over his performance as he was declared “failed” in the results that came out on Tuesday.

“The student was avoiding food and remained inactive over depression since Tuesday,” Khiangte said, quoting the deceased’s roommate, Dharsan Chakma.

He said the victim locked his door from inside while his friends were playing badminton and committed suicide by hanging with a nylon rope from the ceiling fan.

His roommate Dharshan Chakma and the college watchman (chowkidar) broke open the door and lifted the deceased’s body, Khiangte said.

He was rushed to the ZMC hospital as his body was still warm but the doctors were unable to save him, the police officer said.

According to Khiangte, there was no any foul play as it was a clear suicide case.

However, the deceased did not leave any suicide note behind, he said.

Autopsy was not conducted at the behest of the decease’s family and his body was brought to Chakma House in Aizawl from where it will be taken to his native village at Chawngte C in Lawngtlai district, Khiangte added.

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