Dara J Bhim Raju, a B Tech Mining Engineering student and inmate of Ramanujan hostel of IIT (BHU), took the extreme step last night as he was upset over his poor performance in the recent semester exams, they said.
Raju, a resident of Nellore in Andhra Pradesh, was rushed to the Sir Sunder Lal Hospital of BHU where doctors declared him dead.
His parents have been informed about the incident, they said.
So far, no suicide note has been recovered, police said adding, the matter is being probed from all angles.
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