Bhubaneswar: A student of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here in Odisha capital died under mysterious circumstances late last evening.
The deceased identified as Chirag Jain was admitted to a private hospital under Khandagiri police limits after falling off the hostel roof.
He died while undergoing treatment.
Chirag was studying B.Tech (Computer Science) in Second Year. He hails from Pune in Maharashtra.
As per sources, he was staying in Mahanadi Hall of Residence Hostel. At around 7.30 pm yesterday, he fell off from the sixth floor of the hostel. It is suspected that he committed suicide.
“Last evening, a student of IIT-Bhubaneswar fell off from the roof and smashed his head. He was rushed to hospital but he succumbed. A case of unnatural death has been registered and we are investigating into the case,” Bhubaneswar DCP Anup Sahu said.
It was unclear whether the young student jumped off the building or he was pushed from behind. A probe would unravel the mystery behind the case.
On the other hand, the body was sent for post mortem.