Doctoral student found dead in IISc.

A condolence meet has been organised at 11 a.m. on Monday.   | Photo Credit: V Sreenivasa Murthy

A 25-year-old doctoral student was found dead in his hostel room at the Indian Institute of Science on Friday.

The deceased is K.V. Pavan Kumar, a senior research fellow in the Department of High Energy Physics at the premier science institute. Authorities broke open the locked door of his room, said Sadashivanagar police who have filed a case of unnatural death.

A senior police official said, “Pavan may have died two or three days ago. We have sent the body for post-mortem.” Police claim to have found a note in the room, but did not reveal details.

Pavan, a final-year PhD student, had joined the institute in 2014. He has published multiple papers on black holes and quantum gravity.

IISc. has expressed condolence to the bereaved family. “The institute will facilitate all formalities, and help transport the mortal remains to his native place,” said the registrar in a mail to students on Friday.

A condolence meeting has been organised in front of the main building at 11 a.m. on Monday.

This is the second such incident at IISc. 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.

(Those in distress or those having suicidal tendencies can call Arogya Sahayavani Ph: 104 for help)

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