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19-year-old DU student from NE commits suicide

PTI
Published : Aug 10, 2017, 3:58 pm IST
Updated : Aug 10, 2017, 3:58 pm IST

The body has been preserved for a postmortem and police are scanning his cellphone details to ascertain the reason for his extreme step.

Hijam Bharat Singh, a second-year student of Satyawati College and hailing from Manipur, was found hanging by his two relatives on Tuesday, police said. (Photo: File/Representational)
 Hijam Bharat Singh, a second-year student of Satyawati College and hailing from Manipur, was found hanging by his two relatives on Tuesday, police said. (Photo: File/Representational)

New Delhi: A 19-year-old Delhi University student from the Northeast allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in north Delhi's Sant Nagar, the police said on Wednesday.

Hijam Bharat Singh, a second-year student of Satyawati College and hailing from Manipur, was found hanging by his two relatives on Tuesday, they said, adding no suicide note was found near the body.

Singh was staying with two of his relatives Rohin and Gautam at a rented accommodation in Sant Nagar. While his flatmates were out for some work, he allegedly took the extreme step, the police said.

When they returned home around 9.30 pm, Singh did not open the door. They peeped through a window and saw his body hanging from a ceiling fan. The police were informed and they broke open the door.

The body has been preserved for a postmortem, police said, adding that they are scanning his cellphone details to ascertain the reason for his extreme step. His flatmates are also being questioned.

His father works with a private firm in Manipur. He has been informed and after he arrives in New Delhi, the post-mortem will be carried out on Thursday, the police said.

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