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IISc PhD scholar found dead inside hostel room

News Karnataka 2019-07-20 12:30:49

Bengaluru: A final year PhD scholar was recently found dead inside his hostel room in the prestigious IISc of the city.

The deceased has been identified as K V Pavan Kumar (25). He is a senior research fellow in the Department of High Energy Physics. Pavan had been working at the Institute since 2014.

According to the police, he didn't open his hostel room for two days which led others to speculation. The body was found in a decomposed state when the door was broken open.

The Sadashivanagar police have registered an unnatural death case in this regard.

According to the police, this is the second such incident to have occurred inside the Institute. On April 30, the body of Ameya Manoj Chutke (24), a doctoral student in the Department of Computer Science and Automation, was found in his hostel room.

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