As the hostel was closed for vacation, no one knew that the boy had committed suicide inside his room. Only after Sithanandam, another third-year student who shared the room with Arivarasan returned to the hostel on Saturday, the incident came to light.
The room was locked from inside. Sithanandam found his room-mate hanging from the ceiling when he peeped in through the window. Police reached the spot and recovered the decomposed body after breaking open the door. On the table was Arivarasan's suicide note addressed to his mother. In it he had written that he was frustrated with life and said, "I cannot live my life as my mother wishes, so I am ending my life." He had written that he was sorry for ending his life. Police also found love letters that contained poems but made no mention about the girl.
Police said that Arivarasan's mother had advised him against proceeding with his love interest, keeping the family background in mind. His family is apparently in a state of shock.
Police handed over the body to Arivarasan's family after post mortem at the Government General Hospital. Flower Bazaar police have registered a case and further investigation is on.