New Delhi: A retired IIT Delhi professor killed himself today by jumping off the seventh floor of the IIT building, police said.
62-year-old Ashok Kumar Sharma, who was a resident of Dwarka, had retired recently and had continued to frequent the IIT campus.
He committed suicide by jumping off the seventh floor of the main administrative building at 12.30 pm today, a police official said.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son.
While a son and a daughter stay in the United States, another daughter lives in Orissa where she works as a Professor.
"His wife is on a visit to Orissa," the official said. Police said the retired professor was in the middle of some court cases pertaining to his age.
Preliminary inquiry also suggested that he was disturbed due to health reasons.