Suicide student lay dead on his bed ‘for days’
A STUDENT lay dead in his bedroom for days when housemates didn’t realise he had killed himself, an inquest heard.
Vivek Ajit Shah, 22, was later found when a friend went to the shared house, in the Rusholme area of Manchester, after being alerted by his family.
The Manchester Metropolitan University electronic engineering student killed himself using helium gas.
A post-mortem was unable to determine exactly how long he had lain undiscovered, but his body had started to decompose.
The inquest at Manchester Coroners’ Court heard that Vivek, described as ‘kind and geeky’ by university friends, had researched mental health problems online in the days before his death last June.
He had suffered depression and anxiety as a teenager and in the months up to his death, becoming withdrawn and failing to attend his final year exams.
Coroner Nigel Meadows recorded a verdict that Vivek had taken his own life, with the causes of death asphyxiation and helium inhalation.