Arun Krishna's classmates told police there was nothing unusual about his behaviour.
A 23-year-old engineering student was found hanging from the ceiling fan in his hostel room on Saturday morning. After repeated calls by a classmate went unanswered, the hostel warden and security personnel were alerted. The hostel warden informed the police who broke open the door and rushed him to the hospital around 11 am, where doctors declared him brought dead. His body has been sent for postmortem at the Kozhikode Medical College.
Arun Krishna was pursuing MTech in Nano Technology at National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Kozhikode. He had been staying alone in his room for the last few days as his roommate had gone home for holidays.
His classmates told the police that there was nothing unusual about his behaviour. Arun, who was from Thiruvanathapuram, had joined the NIT in June.
The police are looking for possible reasons for his death. No suicide note was found, they said. Investigations are underway.