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IM-Shillong student found dead in hostel room

New Delhi: An IIM-Shillong student was on Monday found dead in her room at the women’s hostel in Shillong and a purported suicide note recovered in which she sought forgiveness from her parents for the action, police said.

The 28-year-old deceased was a first year post-graduate programme student and hailed from Kerala, city superintendent of police Vivek Syiem said.

She was found hanging from a ventilation rod inside her room at around 11:15 am, he said.

She had joined M Shillong in June. In the purported suicide note left behind by her, the student said she was taking her own life and sought forgiveness from her parents and grandparents, Syiem said. Police said her family members have been informed and they are expected to arrive on Tuesday.