Medical student commits suicide in Kolkata

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Kolkata, Sep 30: Subhojit Dutta, a 24-year-old medical student was found hanging inside his room at Entally on Monday, Sep 29 morning. A resident of Palmer Bazar Road, Subhojit was a final-year student of Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College, who had ranked third in the Joint Entrance Examination.

His post-mortem report confirmed that Subhojit's death was suicidal. But cops were not able to reach any conclusion over the reason behind suicide as Dutta has not left any suicide note. Police said that Dutta used to stay at his uncle Arun Dutta"s second-floor room in the building adjacent to his own residence. Like other days, on Sunday night, too, he was seen studying till 2 am. "His elderly grandparents stay in the room next to his study. They noticed him busy studying," said a police officer.

But around 8.30 am, Dutta"s uncle noticed him sitting in an unusual position on his bed. Several strips of medicine and bottles of syrup were found near him. A rope was tied around his neck with the other end knotted to the window grille. "It"s a peculiar case of suicide," said a police officer.

Investigation revealed that Dutta had not been able to take an examination due to an ailment. But police confirmed that the exam was not so important that his inability to write it should depress him. Police tried to find other personal issues that could have led to depression. But no such clue was found either.

"He spoke to us late at night and he behaved normally. He never looked depressed," said his aunt Bulu Dutta. Subhojit's family is also in the dark over what may have led his son to take his life.

Cops are now trying to find a clue from other cases of unusual suicides. Probe in one such case in Howrah had revealed that the victim had an unusual tendency of tying ropes around his neck for excitement and had got strangled accidentally.

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