Researcher at IISc 'ends life'

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Bangalore, Nov 21 (UNI) A girl research student at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, hailing from Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu, allegedly committed suicide, making it the second such incident this year.

Chitra R (32), doing research on 'Non-Equilibrium Processing of Nanomaterial'' at IISc's Materials Engineering Department, allegedly consumed poison on board a bus, while returning to her home from Bangalore on November 19.

Chitra, who reportedly boarded a KSRTC bus from the Kempegowda bus station here collapsed when the bus reached Hosur Road in Tamil Nadu.

Though the bus crew rushed her to a private hospital, she was referred to Victoria Hospital, where she died.

Police have registered a case of unnatural death.

Chitra, the daughter of a retired college lecturer in Cuddalore, had been a resident student on the IISc campus for the last four years.


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