Amity University student found dead at her Noida residence
NOIDA: A 25-year-old student from Amity University in Noida allegedly committed suicide at her rented apartment in Amrapali Sapphire residential complex, located at Noida Sector-45 on Tuesday night, said police.
Police said the deceased Tanu Malik, a first year MBA student, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her room. Her mother found her body Wednesday morning.
After being informed about the incident around 7 am, a team from Sector-39 police station rushed to the spot. The victim's body was taken to nearby hospital, where doctors declared her brought dead. The body was then taken to a mortuary in Sector-94 for post-mortem.
"The victim was living with her mother. She had lost her father a long time ago and was undergoing severe mental stress. Police have recovered a hand written suicide note from the spot, where it is mentioned that she took the drastic step due to personal reasons," said Arun Kumar Singh, Superintendent of Police, Noida.
"The body has been sent for the post mortem, reports of which are awaited. Police will take actions based on the contents of the note. We are yet to ascertain the actual reason behind the suicide," added Singh.
Hailing from Dehradun, Malik and her mother had shifted to Noida for pursuing higher education.
Professors at Amity University were contacted to know more about her academic back ground. "Tanu was a bold girl and was good in academics. We never thought that a girl like her will choose such a step to end her life," said one of her professors.
"Tanu was a bright student and this is a very sad moment for the whole university. It is unfortunate that a young life ended this way. We should guide them personally so that the youth do not become emotionally weak and choose such ways to end their lives" said Savita Mehta, vice-president, Communications, Amity University.
Last year, two students from the University had also ended their lives in a similar fashion.
Sai Krishna Gandrath, a student of post-graduate diploma in facility management, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his hostel room in the university campus in November 2016.
In another case, Mihir Madhur, a third-year BTech student, had committed suicide in his paying guest accommodation in Noida Sector-15.
Madhur had mentioned study-related stress as the reason in his suicide note. However, in Sai's death, no suicide note was recovered.