Madhya Pradesh IIT-Bombay student jumps to death from hostel building

A 26-year-old student from IIT Bombay committed suicide by jumping from the terrace of his hostel located on the Powai campus here early Monday morning, police said.

On the face of it, the deceased student was undergoing treatment for depression, a senior officer said.

The deceased student, identified as Darshan Malviya, had written a message on the board in his hostel room, saying no one should be held responsible for his death, a Powai police station official said.

Malviya’s body was spotted by a guard outside the seven-story hostel building who called an institute official. Later, the police were notified.

Malviya was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead before admission, the official said.

The deceased student, who hails from Madhya Pradesh, had been taking a postgraduate course at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology since last July.

His family members have been notified of his death, the official said.

Police have registered a case of accidental death, Powai Police Station Chief Inspector Budhan Sawant said.

“The student had written a message on the chalkboard in his hostel room stating that he was undergoing treatment for depression. Further investigation is ongoing,” he said.

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