A blind student of NIT Calicut, from Andhra Pradesh, was found dead in the hostel room on Saturday morning. Golla Ramakrishna Prasad, 17, first-year BTech student, had joined the institution only on Wednesday.
The body was found partially hanging from the cross bars of the window. He is the son of Golla Peddaramayya of Athmaguru under Durgy police station limits in Guntur district. The police ruled out any foul play and suspected that he must have committed suicide due to depression.
He hails from a poor farming family. The room was found closed in the morning. As he failed to respond to the calls of other students, the warden broke open the room around 11.30 a.m. The boy had not turned up for food on Friday night, according to hostel staff. His father told that he had tried to contact his son on Friday night. The hostel staff told him that he had slept. The news of his death reached the family only by Saturday noon. Peddaramayya had returned home after leaving the son at the NITC hostel on Wednesday.
The NITC authorities failed to contact the family in the morning as there were no contact numbers. The Kunnamangalam police informed the Durgy police station in Guntur district about his death. Chevayoor circle inspector K.K. Biju told DC that the police had completed the inquest and the body was kept at the Medical College Hospital, Kozhikode.