The deceased was a new-comer, who joined IIT around 20 days back, when the session commenced. Though no suicide note was found after his death, the cops said that they are questioning his friends and other hostel residents to find out the possible reason for the suicide.
The police were informed about the incident by IIT officials around 5:15pm. The institute's officials told the cops they had no clue why Ahlawat committed the act as he had just joined the institute. "We received a call around 5:30pm about the incident. We found the boy hanging by a rope from the fan. We then sent his body for post mortem. Further investigations are on," said a senior police officer.
"It appears the death occurred sometime between 3pm and 5pm as the boy was last seen around 2:30pm," said a police officer.