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IIT Bhubaneswar Student Dies After Falling From Campus Hostel Roof


22 October 2019

Snigdha Chandan Das


Bhubaneswar: A student of IIT Bhubaneswar died allegedly after falling from the hostel roof here on Monday. The student, Chirag Jain was a student of B Tech Computer Science and he belonged to Pune.

According to sources, Chirag was an inmate of Mahanadi hostel of iIT Bhubaneswar located at Arugul on the outskirts of the city. He reportedly fell from the roof in the night and was rushed to a private hospital here. Chirag sustained grievous head injuries and succumbed at the hospital.

Police have taken the body to AIIMS Bhubaneswar for autopsy and registered a case of unnatural death. While the college authorities are tight-lipped on the mishap, police said that investigation is on.

“On Monday evening, a student of IIT-Bhubaneswar fell off from the roof and sustained serious injuries. He was rushed to hospital but he succumbed. A case of unnatural death has been registered and we are investigating into the case,” Bhubaneswar DCP Anup Sahu said.

Anup Sahoo, DCP, Bhubaneswar