Two Women Commit Suicide At IIT-Madras

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Chennai: Police said in two separate incidents, a research scholar and the wife of a professor had committed suicide. P Maheshwari (34), a post-doctoral research scholar in Chemistry, was a resident of Puducherry. She was found hanging at her hostel on the campus last night. The reason for Maheshwari taking the extreme step was being ascertained.

In another incident, G Vijayalakshmi (47), wife of Ganesan, a professor at the Institute, was found hanging in their flat. Acting on information, police rushed to the spot and shifted both the bodies to Government Royapettah hospital for autopsy.

Meanwhile, IIT-M, in a statement said the family of the research scholar had been informed of the incident. It also said the institution was extending its full cooperation to the police authorities in their investigation.