A 23-year-old student allegedly committed suicide at his rented accommodation in Ganesh Nagar here on Saturday.

Mani Shankar was found hanging from a hook in the ceiling with a bedsheet late on Saturday night. “The incident came to light when his friend went to his room to enquire upon him as he had not been responding to calls on his mobile phone by his mother. The friend found the room closed from inside and peeped through a window to find him hanging,” said a senior police officer.

Mani was pursuing a diploma in computer networking from a private institute in Laxmi Nagar. He hailed from Uttar Pradesh.

The police said the reason behind the boy taking the extreme step was not immediately known.