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IIT Hyderabad student dies after falling from seven-storied hostel building

On Friday, a student of Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT-H) who was pursuing engineering, accidentally fell down from the terrace of his seven-storied hostel building. The student was talking on his mobile phone when he slipped and fell down early morning on Friday.

M Anirudhya, 22, was a fourth-year mechanical and aerospace engineering student at IIT Hyderabad which is located at Kandi village of Telangana’s Sangareddy district on the outskirts of the city.

Following the incident, Sangareddy (rural) sub-inspector of police, Srikanth told the leading newspapers that Anirudhya fell from the hostel’s building when he reached the terrace to attend a call from his friend at around 12.45 am. The subinspector during the interaction with media also shared that Anirudhya’s parents were staying at Bowenpally in Hyderabad and they originally belonged to Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district.

“Initially, it was suspected to be a case of suicide, but visuals from the closed circuit television cameras showed that he slipped and fell down from the terrace while speaking on his phone. He died instantly due to multiple injuries,” the SI said.

Besides this, Anirudh’s hostel mates told the reporters that Anirudhya used to read books on his tab on the terrace and also used to attend his phone calls there.

“His father M Rajan, a businessman, is in a state of depression because Anirudhya was his only son. The boy’s elder sister got married to a doctor only recently,” the police officer said.

Local sources say that after conducting post-mortem at Sangareddy government hospital, Anirudhya’s body was handed over to the family in the evening.


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