STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 22 September
A 22-year-old Afghani student of Delhi University committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan inside his rented accommodation in Model Town area of north-west Delhi this morning. A suicide note written in Urdu has been recovered from the spot.
Police said that Abdul Hamid was apparently living in depression following a failed love relationship with a girl in the Capital.
According to the deputy commissioner of police (north-west), Abdul, who was pursuing his final-year in computer science degree from Hansraj College, north campus of Delhi University.
The incident was reported to police at around 11.30 am.
"Hamid was spotted hanging by his landlord who had gone to meet him at his rented accommodation situated at the second-floor of the house at around 11.15 am and then made a police control room call," said the police.
Immediately, a team rushed the spot and recovered a page-long suicide note from the spot. Police said that the suicide note was written in Urdu language with a romantic Urdu poem scribbled on it along with a declaration that he had vowed to end his life because of his love.
Police have ruled out any foul play as it seems to be a clear suicide case due to a failed love affair. Police are questioning some of Hamid’s close friends to get some clue about the woman with whom he had a relationship.
Police said that he had been in love affair with a fellow Afghan national for at least two years which later failed. After Hamid reportedly failed to convince the woman to continue relationship with him, he decided to take the extreme step.
"Cops are investigating to ascertain the woman’s identity and will question her whether they had any communication recently," said the police. Police said that Hamid&’s family had been informed about the incident through the Afghanistan Embassy and his body has been sent for post-mortem examination. Further investigations are underway.