Ahmedabad: An IIT-Gandhinagar dropout, who had left the institute in 2010 after failing to clear the exams, allegedly committed suicide in Ahmedabad on Tuesday by hanging himself. "Rohit Jagenia, a native of Kota in Rajasthan, committed suicide by hanging himself from the hook of ceiling fan in the kitchen," Chandkheda police inspector AG Gohil said.
Rohit, who was an electrical engineering student in IIT-Gandhinagar, had come to Ahmedabad on May 28 after taking his BSc final year exams in Kota, he said. He had come to Ahmedabad for an interview at a coaching institute and was scheduled to leave on Tuesday evening, Gohil said, adding that he was staying at his friends' place. "Till around 1 PM, he along with his friends had watched a movie on computer. Later, the friends went out for lunch but he refused to accompany them and preferred to stay back," he said.
Upon their return, Rohit's friends found the main door bolted from inside, after which they opened it using duplicate key and found him hanging from the ceiling of the kitchen, Gohil said. Meanwhile, IIT- Gandhinagar director has expressed surprise over the incident. "I am very surprised. He (Rohit) had left the institute voluntarily three years ago in 2010," Director SK Jain said.