IIT Kanpur student commits suicide

April 19th, 2008 - 1:24 am ICT by admin  

Kanpur, April 18 (IANS) A first-year student of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, committed suicide Friday. His family blamed ragging for his extreme act but institute authorities denied the charge. The body of Prashant Kumar was found hanging from the ceiling of his hostel room.

His father Sunder Lal Kureel said he had been suffering from depression after facing ragging in the campus. Institute director Sanjay Dhande, however, ruled out ragging as a factor and said the student had been suffering from a psychological ailment.

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