This Article is From Jul 02, 2021

Engineer, 22, Found Dead On IIT Madras Campus, Police Suspect Suicide

The body has been sent to a government hospital for autopsy, news agency ANI reported.

The man worked as a project assistant at IIT Madras. (file photo)


  • The man has been identified as Unnikrishnan, said police
  • He left a note saying he was unable to cope with work, said police
  • The body has been sent for autopsy, said a report

A 22-year-old engineer was found dead inside the campus of IIT Madras in Chennai this morning. Preliminary investigations reveal that the man, who worked as a project assistant, died by suicide.

"The man has been identified as Unnikrishnan. He was on a project at IIT Madras. He has left a note saying he was unable to cope with work," a police official said.

The body was recovered from a hockey stadium at the premier technical institute, news agency PTI reported quoting sources.

The IIT management said the police is investigating the incident and that the institute was fully cooperating with the authorities.

"An unfortunate and tragic incident occurred yesterday at IIT Madras Campus, involving a temporary project staff. The project staff whose body was found had joined the Institute in April 2021 and was living outside the campus," it said in a statement.

"We are shocked and deeply grieved, and convey our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the departed soul," it added.

With inputs from agencies