Mystery Shrouds Death Of IIT Bhubaneswar Student

Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate Police has intensified probe to ascertain the exact cause behind death of IIT student Chirag Pravin Jain last evening. Chirag reportedly died after falling from the hostel building of IIT Argul in Bhubaneswar.

Eighteen-year-old Chirag hailed from Pune and was a second year computer science student at the IIT here.

As per reports, Chirag was found lying in a pool of blood in the courtyard of Mahanadi hostel yesterday. Though he was rushed to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar, the doctors declared him as brought dead.

As it is still unclear whether Chirag jumped or fell down or was pushed by someone from balcony of the hostel, senior police officials have registered an UD case and initiated a detailed probe into the incident. A team of forensic experts today visited the spot for investigation while another team of doctors conducted his autopsy.

Stalin, Public Relations Officer (PRO) IIT Bhubaneswar, says Chirag Jain was a bright student. But he denied commenting on the issue citing that it would be inappropriate to comment anything right now as police investigation is still underway.

IIT authorities said that Chirag’s parents have already been informed about the unfortunate incident. The institute also condoled the death of the student. “It is an irreparable loss to the institute and the family. May his soul rest in peace,” the institution said in a statement.

Bhubaneswar DCP Anup Sahoo stated, “The second year student fell down from the terrace yesterday and was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead. An unnatural death case has been registered at Jatni police station.”

Sahoo further informed that already a probe has been launched to ascertain under what circumstances the student died.