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IIT professor’s teen-daughter commits suicide in campus

A teenage daughter of an IIT Powai professor allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday evening. The 17-year-old is said to have taken her life by jumping off a building in the campus.
The teenager identified as Saroja Hemachandra Nandyala was studying is the 12 class of Kendriya Vidyalaya, IIT Powai. The girl is the daughter of N Hemchandra, Head of the Industrial Engineering department of IIT Powai.

The incident allegedly occurred on Tuesday when security personnel heard a loud thud and discovered the girl’s body below Shivalik Building in the campus. Sources inform that the minor, who stayed with her parents in staff quarters, jumped off the 14th floor of the building. Powai police is still investigating the case.

The campus in January saw a similar case when the young son of an IIT professor allegedly committed suicide by slashing his wrists. The 20-year-old identified as Chaitanya Warekar had allegedly grown tired of the constant advice of his family members regarding his further education and employment. He had allegedly, spoken about committing suicide numerous times before taking the plunge, but his threats had not been taken seriously. Sources say the investigators suspect pressure regarding studies compelled Saroja to end her life.

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