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21-year-old IIT student hangs himself

NEW DELHI: A 21-year-old student of Indian Institute of Technology ( IIT ), New Delhi, committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan in his hostel room on Friday morning. The student was later identified as Gopal Maloo, son of Samat Maloo. He was pursuing Masters of Science (Chemistry) and was in his first year. Gopal lived in the Nilgiri boys' hostel in Delhi and was a resident of Hoogli, West Bengal. The reason for suicide has yet to be ascertained.
According to reports, the deceased had attempted suicide earlier on April 10, 2018, by consuming sleeping pills but failed. He was then admitted to Safdarjung hospital and was later discharged. "After this attempt, his brother, Bachoo Ram, stayed with him and counselled him," said DCP South West, Milind Dumbere.
Police say when the parents arrive they might be in a better position to tell the reason for the extreme step. Earlier in March, a student of IIT-Roorkee also committed suicide in his hostel room by hanging himself from the ceiling fan.
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