Apparently depressed over not finding a job, an Indian student allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his room here.
Gurjinder Singh, who was in his early 20s and arrived here three months back, was a student of accounting in La Trobe University.
Indian Consul-General in Melbourne Anita Nair said the reason for Singh’s death was yet to be confirmed.
“Crorner report will establish the cause of the death of the student,” she said.
Singh’s relatives have been informed about his death and were coming to take his body back.
Commenting on the incident that comes amidst attacks on Indian students, Federation of Indian Students in Australia founder Gautam Gupta said that it was an act of desperation.
“It indicated failure of the system. Victorian Premier John Brumby should take personal responsibility for the victim’s death,” he said.
It is said Singh took the extreme step depressed over not getting a job to fund his studies here. His flat mates are yet to be traced.