Suicide or Murder: IIT Kanpur student from Andhra Pradesh found dead

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Kanpur, Jan 2: G Saikumar Reddy, a young engineering student of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur has been found dead in a suspicious circumstances.

Body of the 19-year-old student has been found alongside railway track in city on Wednesday, Jan 1. Kanpur Police have not yet disclosed the reasons behind his death.

According to sources, initial evidences hinted that it was a case of suicide. However, cops also claimed that it could be a case of murder.

Reddy's body was found with severe head injuries in the wee hours of Wednesday. He hailed from Prakasham district of Andhra Pradesh. He was a second year Materials Science and Engineering student.

Reddy's body was found with severe head injuries in the wee hours of Wednesday

Police collected autopsy report which said that the reason behind the death was head injury. Meanwhile, IIT-Kanpur too has begun a probe into the case to ascertain the reason behind Reddy's death.

AK Ghosh, Dean of Students Affairs, was quoted as saying, "We are investigating the case. We can't call it a suicide as his body was not cut into pieces and he might have gone out and hit the train accidentally. There is a dhaba near the accident spot."

Overruling any report suggesting that the student was in depression, Mr Ghosh added, "We are investigating it. He was an average student."

His parents have been informed about the incident and they are yet to reach Kanpur. The institute had expressed condolence with the sudden demise of the student.

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