A 21-years-old youth died by suicide in Bhojpur area under the Sundernagar police limits in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh, Police said on Tuesday.
The deceased, identified as Shubhankar, was a class 12 topper of his school and had passed the entrance examination for admission to IIT. His body was found hanging with a rope on a ceiling fan in his home. The Police sent the body to Civil Hospital Sundernagar for post-mortem and the report is awaited.
According to the police, the incident happened late on Tuesday night when the family members had gone out of the house for a walk.
Gurbachan Singh, DSP Sundernagar said family members were shocked upon finding Shubhankar hanging on the ceiling fan. They hurriedly brought him down and took him to the hospital, where the doctors declared him brought dead.
On Wednesday, a team from Sundernagar Police Station Sundernagar handed over the body to the family members after conducting the post-mortem.
Shubhankar’s father is a principal in a government school and the mother has left her job to take care of the children and household work.
The reason behind the death is unknown. According to the police, every angle related to the incident is being investigated. The police have also seized the rope and other material found on the incident spot for further investigation.
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