IIT Madras student from Kollam commits suicide, found hanging in hostel room

Fatima Latif, a native of Kerala, was pursuing an integrated MA programme at the institute the police said, who are also investigating other angles for the suicide. 

Published: 10th November 2019 11:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th November 2019 03:45 AM   |  A+A-

IIT Madras

IIT Madras (File Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: A first-year student from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras allegedly killed self at her hostel on Saturday. Police said, Fatima Latif, a native of Kerala was pursuing her first year MA development studies integrated at IIT-M.

On Saturday afternoon, her friends had gone to call her when they found her not answering the door. They informed the hostel warden who with the help of the security broke open the door only to find her dead.

Following which the Kotturpuram police registered a case and the body was moved to the government hospital.

Police said no suicide note was recovered from the room and further investigations are on to ascertain the reason why the student decided to take the extreme step.

(Assistance for those having suicidal thoughts is available on Tamil Nadu’s health helpline 104 and Sneha’s suicide prevention helpline 044-24640050).

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