IIT-Bombay Student Jumps To Death From Hostel Building: Police

Malviya's body was spotted by a watchman outside the seven-storey hostel building who then called up an official of the institute. The police were later informed.

IIT-Bombay Student Jumps To Death From Hostel Building: Police

The police have registered a case of accidental death (Representational)

Mumbai:

A 26-year-old student of IIT Bombay has died by suicide in the early hours of Monday, the police said, adding that the student jumped off the terrace of his campus hostel in the city's suburban Powai.

The student, identified as Darshan Malviya, was being treated for depression, a senior officer said.

A message on the board of his hostel room, allegedly written by Malviya, said that no one should be held responsible for his death, a Powai police station official said. "The student had written a message on the board in his hostel room which shows he was undergoing treatment for depression. Further investigation is underway,” senior inspector Budhan Sawant said.

Malviya's body was spotted by a watchman outside the seven-storey hostel building who then called up an official of the institute. The police were later informed.

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

Darshan Malviya, who was from Madhya Pradesh, was pursuing a post-graduate course at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology from last July. His family members have been informed about his death, the official said.

The police have registered a case of accidental death, Mr Sawant said.

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