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Assam: Faculty Member Of IIT Guwahati Found Dead At Official Apartment

The 47-year-old dead was a mathematics assistant professor and a native of Delhi.

Assam: Faculty Member Of IIT Guwahati Found Dead At Official Apartment

Sentinel Digital Desk

GUWAHATI: On Friday night, a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT, Guwahati), was discovered dead at his official apartment.

Police believe it to be a suicide case. The 47-year-old dead was a mathematics assistant professor. He was a native of Delhi.

According to a statement from the institute, the man, identified as Samir Kalam, was discovered deceased in his accommodations early in the morning.

The institute announced that it would launch an internal investigation into the incident and support the police investigation.

The statement claimed that IIT Guwahati is attempting to get in touch with the deceased's family and offers the family its sincere condolences during this difficult period.

The institute released the following statement: "A man's body was discovered this evening in one of the homes at IIT Guwahati. It has been recognised as a member of the institute's faculty."

The institute announced that it would assist the police inquiry while mourning the death. Additionally, it decided to launch an internal probe.

The police were notified by the institute and arrived at the scene to begin an investigation. An initial investigation indicates that it may be a suicide case, but the police officer indicated that all possibilities are being looked into.

According to the police, the door was forced open in front of a magistrate when neighbours reported a foul stench coming from the deceased's apartment. It was discovered hanging.

The body, according to the police, had been taken for a post-mortem.

Numerous incidences of student suicide have been recorded by the institute over the previous few years.

According to police records, Assam saw 2,310 suicide cases in 2018. According to data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), the state had 2,370 suicide cases in 2019, which rose to 3,243 in 2020 a 36.8% increase.

The majority of suicide deaths occurred in Guwahati, the largest city in the state. The numbers have risen significantly from 222 such deaths in 2013 to 414 suicides in the city last year.

In just the first six months of this year, more than 400 such deaths have already been reported.

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