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Assam boy commits suicide

New Delhi, Nov. 10: A 22-year-old student from Guwahati plunged to his death from a third floor balcony in north Delhi moments after an argument with his girlfriend.

Police suspect Abhishek Saikia, a third year student of Shri Ram College of Commerce, one of the reputed colleges in the country offering specialised courses in commerce, committed suicide.

“It seems to be a case of suicide. Abhishek allegedly leapt off the third floor of the building, where he was staying as a tenant,” deputy commissioner of police, West, P. Karunakaran, said.

The police are also probing whether Abhishek had accidentally fallen off from the building. “We are probing that angle as well after one of the residents of the building pointed it out. He said Abhishek was in a foul mood and may have slipped and fallen accidentally,” said an investigating officer.

A preliminary probe revealed Abhishek had a heated exchange of words with his girlfriend who came to see him in the morning at his rented flat at Mukherjee Nagar here. “They had a heated altercation soon after she reached his flat. After some time, both came out and argued on the staircase, and raised their voices. It was then some neighbours asked them to leave the stairs and fight inside their room,” the officer added.

His girlfriend, who is a second year student of Hindu College, told the police that she walked out of the building in a huff while Abhishek went to the third floor balcony. “Suddenly, as soon as the girl came out of the building, the neighbours heard a loud thud. They immediately informed the local police,” the officer added.

“We have apprised his parents and they will be reaching the capital tonight. We will question his girlfriend as well as his batch mates to find out the reasons behind his act,” Karunakaran said.