ISLAMABAD: An engineering student was found dead in his hostel room in Islamabad on Monday in what police say is a suicide case.
Muhammad Hassan was a student of systems engineering at the government-run Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) Nilore.
The police said the student had hanged himself from an iron rack fixed in the wall using a rope and the body appeared to be two or three days old.
The dorm room, where Hassan lived alone, was locked since Friday evening. On Monday, residents noticed a stench emanating from the room and informed the administration. When the door was opened, the student was found dead hanging inside, the police said.
Hassan, 27, belonged to Lahore. He had received a scholarship and was enrolled in the MS Systems Engineering programme at the PIEAS since November 2016.
Homicide investigation officers said they were probing into the case and trying to determine the reason behind the apparent suicide.
The student’s family in Lahore was informed about his death on Monday, while his autopsy is scheduled to take place at the Poly Clinic Hospital on Tuesday.