Zambian student commits suicide in Gujarat

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Vadodara, April 8 (IANS) A Zambian student allegedly committed suicide in a private university hostel here on Saturday, police said.

Jeetey Shakala, 21, who was a third year engineering student at Parul University in the Waghodia area of Vadodara, was found dead in his room in the international students’ hostel on the campus.

The police believe the student had committed suicide but have not recovered a suicide note from the room.

His body was found when his room partner knocked on the door but Shakala did not open. The matter was reported to the hostel warden who opened the door with a duplicate key to find the student lying there dead.

While the university has locked the gates of the campus to prevent media persons from entering, the police are tight-lipped about the details.

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It has also not been disclosed if the student had hanged himself from the fan or consumed something. Sources said used injections were also found in the room.

Home Department sources said the Gujarat Police was concerned about this incident in the wake of the controversy surrounding the alleged racial attacks on African students in India.



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