Bhubaneswar: The post-mortem of deceased BJB College student Ruchika Mohanty has revealed the cause of the death of the girl.
As per the post-mortem report, which has been handed over to the Twin City Commissionerate Police, Ruchika died of asphyxiation due to hanging.
The sample will be sent to the State Forensic Science Laboratory here for viscera test, police sources said.
Ruchika, who hailed from Athagarh in Cuttack district, was found dead on a bed inside the hostel room with a rope tied around her neck on July 2. It is being suspected that she died by suicide.
A note, suspected to have been written by Ruchika, was found near the body. In the note, it has been mentioned that she was under depression after being constantly ragged and tortured by three of her seniors. The trio has been held responsible for the death, in the note.
However, the deceased has not mentioned the names of the students.