BTech stu­dent kills self at Noida hos­tel

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A 22-year-old B Tech stu­dent al­legedly com­mit­ted sui­cide in his hos­tel room in Noida, Sec­tor 57, on Sun­day night. Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, the de­ceased has been iden­ti­fied as Ru­pan­shu Sri­vas­tav, a sec­ond-year stu­dent at the Ja­gadguru Sri Shivarathree­sh­wara Academy of Tech­ni­cal Ed­u­ca­tion, Sec­tor 62.

Sri­vas­tav was found hang­ing by the ceil­ing fan in his hos­tel room. Po­lice did not re­cover any sui­cide note from the spot. “We got a call from the hos­tel in-charge. We reached the hos­tel and broke down his room’s door to find him hang­ing by the fan. The body has been sent for post­mortem,” said Anil Pratap Singh, Sta­tion House Of­fi­cer, Sec­tor 58 po­lice sta­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to Sri­vas­tav’s friends in the hos­tel, he did not ap­pear for his exam on Oc­to­ber 28. “We had an exam on Satur­day but he did not come. His room­mate left to go home af­ter the exam, and he was alone af­ter that,” Vipin, a friend, said. He added that he last saw Sri­vas­tav on the night of Oc­to­ber 28, in the din­ing room.

“He had din­ner with us, af­ter which he went to his room. He didn’t come out the en­tire day on Sun­day. I wanted some­thing from his room, so I knocked on the door but he did not re­spond for a long time. I peeped from the win­dow and saw him hang­ing by the fan. Then I im­me­di­ately raised an alarm,” Vipin said.

Vi­jay Sri­vas­tav, the de­ceased’s fa­ther, said: “He didn’t have many friends and was gen­er­ally si­lent. He never shared any­thing with us. The news has shocked us. He had come home for Di­wali and seemed happy. But, he had not been speak­ing to us prop­erly for the last two days. We do not know what led him to take this ex­treme step.”

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, Sri­vas­tav hailed from Rae­bareli. The fam­ily has re­fused to file any com­plaint in the case and have taken the body to their home­town.

Ru­pan­shu Sri­vas­tav

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