JNU student commits suicide in study room
New Delhi: A JNU student Friday allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in a study room at the university, police said. Rishi Joshua, a 2nd year MA student, e-mailed a purported suicide note to his English professor before hanging himself, they said, but did not share details from the note.
The police were informed about the incident around 11.30 am by the warden of Mahi Mandvi hostel, where Joshua resided.
"Police reached at the varsity's School of Languages after contacting the caller, the in-charge of Mahi Mandvi hostel," said Devender Arya, Deputy Commissioner of Police, South West.
The officer said they found that one room in the basement of the library building was locked from inside and there was no response on knocking the door. "From the window, we could see a body hanging from the ceiling fan. The door was forcibly opened and the body was taken down by cutting the cable," he said.