Dhenkanal: A student of BTech third year allegedly committed suicide in his hostel room at Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology campus here at Sarang. The deceased, Pankaj Nayak was a native of Kaniha in Talcher.
According to reports, Pankaj had locked himself in the room while his roommate and other hostel mates had gone to attend classes.
After they returned and found the door locked, the students informed to hostel warden. The door was broken by the hostel staff following which they found Pankaj hanging from the ceiling.
He was rushed to the Mandapal sub-divisional hospital at Talcher, where the doctor pronounced him brought dead.
While the exact cause, why Pankaj resorted to the extreme step is yet to be ascertained, Parjang police have registered a case of unnatural death and investigating further.