Sambalpur: A male student of Gangadhar Meher University in Sambalpur was found dead today in his room at the Trust Fund hostel under mysterious circumstances.
The deceased was identified as a Plus III Third-Year Commerce student, who belonged to Kalahandi.
On being informed by the varsity authorities, local police reached the spot and launched a probe into the mishap, which is underway.
“Circumstantial evidence suggests that the youth died by suicide but it has not been ascertained why the inmate took an extreme step. The exact reason behind the youth’s untimely death can be known after a post-mortem report comes in,” a senior policeman said.
Worth mentioning, the hostel accommodates around 200 inmates and it was established in 1959.
Despite several attempts, the views of Trust Fund hostel superintendent Dr. Ranjan Kumar Sahoo and assistant superintendent Dr. Paramatap Pradhan could not be obtained.