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PhD scholar commits suicide in IIT Kanpur

Last updated on: November 06, 2006 14:44 IST

A PhD scholar from Kerala pursuing doctoral studies at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur allegedly committed suicide by consuming cyanide.

The body of Abhilash J J was found on the terrace of a hostel in the IIT campus on Monday morning, police said.

Some cyanide and a suicide note, which said he was under depression, was recovered from his person, they said.

Abhilash had recently visited Germany as part of his PhD programme and his viva voce was scheduled for November 9.

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