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Body of missing IIT-Hyderabad student found in Vizag, suicide suspected Police News Visakhapatnam

Body of missing IIT-Hyderabad student found in Vizag, suicide suspected Police News Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam: A 20-year-old tribal graduate D Karthik of IIT-Hyderabad (IIT-H) who was missing from the Sangareddy campus since July 17, was found dead in Vizag city on Tuesday.

Police suspect that Karthik, who jumped to clear his three backlogs, may have ended his life by jumping on the beach. Arelova Police City station limits. The body was found near the beach on Tuesday morning. Postmortem has already been done.
“We believe that Karthik may have jumped into the sea and his body was washed ashore on July 20,” Sangareddy rural SI M Rajesh Naik said.

The police will convert the missing case into a suspicious death case after receiving the case file from the Visakhapatnam police.
“A body was found decomposed and washed ashore about 10 km from where Karthik was last seen. A cell phone was found in the trouser pocket of the body and was identified based on its IMEI number,” said Naik.
It may be recalled that Karthik’s last known whereabouts were on July 19 at RK Beach in Vizag. Though the Vizag police searched for him, their efforts proved futile.
Adapted from Karthik Nalgonda district of Telangana and was a second year B-Tech student at IIT-H. Karthik’s family members claim that Karthik was a brilliant student and the first adivasi from their small village to study in a prestigious IIT.
Sangareddy police said that IIT-H Warden M Gopinath lodged a police complaint that the student was missing from his hostel room. Karthik’s hostel colleagues said that Karthik was studying hard to clear three backlogs and was tense and depressed. Although the Sangareddy and Vizag city police tried to trace Karthik, they found that his mobile phone was switched off and the last location was in Vizag.
Arilova police have registered a case under Section 174 of CrPC and investigation is on to find out the exact reason behind the youth’s extreme step.

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