The partially decomposed body of a third-year IIT Kharagpur student was found in his hostel room after authorities bolted the door open, an official at the main institute said on Saturday.
According to the PTI report, IIT Kharagpur registrar Tamal Nath said the “rotten” body of the student, Fainaz Ahmed, was discovered only after his hostel room was forced open as there had been no communication. him for hours. Fainaz, a 23-year-old third-year mechanical engineering student, was last seen on Oct. 13, his friends told PTI. He came from the Tinsukia district of Assam.
Fainaz, a third-year mechanical engineering student, was last seen Oct. 13, friends said.
He came from the Tinsukia district of Assam. He had a brilliant academic record and had done well on tests, Nath said. His parents claimed that he was killed and demanded a full police investigation into the incident.
“Our son who was so jovial during the family event, he can’t kill himself. He was murdered. We demand that a proper investigation be carried out into the events that led to his death and how he died,” his mother told a Bengali TV channel.
On the other hand, the institute has said that authorities did not expect any foul play in the student’s death, according to a statement given by an IIT Kharagpur official to PTI. The institute’s registrar, Nath, also stated that the institute provides necessary mental health support to its students.
“We don’t know why such a thing happened. He had just returned from home a few days ago after a family function and was a senior,” the PTI Registrar said, adding: “The institute has a number of trained staff as well as two NGO’s to provide counseling if anyone is depressed For the past two years due to COVID-19 restrictions and lockdown we have placed more emphasis on counseling students to address any crisis if we receive the most minimal hint of any symptoms.”
The registrar said: “We do not know why such a thing happened. He had just returned from his house a few days ago after a family function and he was a senior.”
The institute has a number of trained staff, as well as two NGOs to provide counseling if someone is depressed, Nath said.
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