JNU doctoral scholar commits suicide in Delhi


A 28-year-old PhD student from Jawaharlal Nehru University committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in his rented accommodation, police said.

The student recognized as Dushyant Dixit was found hanging from the fan in his room No.602 at a private accommodation named Guardian Hostel in south Delhi’s Ber Sarai area today morning. Dixit was residing on the fourth floor of the building.The incident was reported to Police Control Room (PCR) at around 9.43 a.m.

Police after preceding investigation found Dixit, who came from Dhaneta village in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh, was worried over some family problems.A suicide note was also got from his body.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Prem Nath told IANS that Dixit was residing alone in the room.

“One of his friends knocked at his door at around 9 a.m. on Thursday but did not get any response from inside. He took a table and climbed on it and peeped inside the room from a window meant for ventilation. He then raised an alarm after finding Dixit hanging from the ceiling fan,” Prem Nath told IANS.

Asked if Dixit’s extreme step has any relation with the JNU controversy or with any problem in his studies, the DCP said, “The reason behind Dixit’s suicide has no links with JNU row or problem in his studies.”