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Final-year MBBS student found dead

Dibyendu Sardar, 24, had visited his parents recently after the death of a close relative and on returning had mostly kept to himself
He appeared to have hanged himself from the ceiling fan using a bed sheet, an officer of Beniapukur police station investigating the matter said.

Our Special Correspondent   |   Calcutta   |   Published 17.09.20, 04:51 AM

A final-year MBBS student was found hanging inside his room in the main hostel of Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday morning.

Dibyendu Sardar, 24, appeared to have hanged himself from the ceiling fan using a bed sheet, an officer of Beniapukur police station investigating the matter said.

The body has been sent for post-mortem. No suicide note has been found, the officer said.

Some students from his batch have told cops that he had been keeping to himself of late. He apparently did not want to step out of his room on the top floor of the five-storey boys hostel on Beniapukur Road.

Around 8am, some of his friends went to his room and found it locked from inside. After waiting for a while when repeated knocks went unanswered, some junior doctors alerted the police around 9am.

“We entered the room and found him hanging,” an officer said. “Doctors said he had passed away a while ago.”

A resident of Bairagipara in Gosaba in South 24-Parganas, the student had visited his parents recently following the death of a close relative. Some of his friends have said he had not been speaking much after returning from home, the police said.

He had apparently told a few close friends that he was unable to come to terms with the untimely death of this relative. These friends had tried to counsel him. They had told him that he would be a registered practitioner after clearing the final exams in a few months.

After doctors at the hospital confirmed his death, cops alerted his father Jagadish Sardar and asked him to reach Calcutta.

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