Research Scholar of IIT-Madras allegedly commits suicide in hostel


The incident happened on Wednesday when a 34 year-old woman research scholar at the IIT Madras allegedly committed suicide in her hostel room.

Police revealed that P Maheshwari’s body was found hanging in her hostel room. He further added that ‘The investigation is in process and reason behind her death will be known soon.”

In context of her death, IIT-Madras said full cooperation will be provided to her parents.

“The scholar’s family has been informed. The institute is taking necessary action and extending full cooperation to civil authorities,” IIT Madras said.

“The institute extends its deep felt condolences to the family and the near and dear ones of the scholar for the unfortunate, untimely and devastating loss,” it said.

Last year, two students of IIT-M had witnessed suicide in September and October.