Islamabad engineering student found dead inside hostel room in apparent suicide

Published: July 17, 2017
The dorm room, where Hassan lived alone, had been locked reportedly since Friday evening. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The dorm room, where Hassan lived alone, had been locked reportedly since Friday evening. PHOTO: EXPRESS

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.

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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.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Anon
    Jul 18, 2017 - 12:05PM

    Really sad – RIPRecommend

  • Umeed
    Jul 18, 2017 - 4:13PM

    May his soul R.I.P its an unfortunate incident, there are always reasons behind sucides. sucides are preventable so its an alarm to all of us that we need to look around, we need to recall our islamic and social morals, haqooq ul ibad. we should be a little aware about our colegues our friends if they are worried for something we should help them instead of being selfish. its unfortunate that among lot of humans a human die and nobody noticed y a person is missing for 2 days its a big question mark, burden of sucide always come on society. we need to think. Apart to from unfortunate incident faculty at PIEAS is best in all aspect.Recommend

  • Farukh Aneeq
    Jul 18, 2017 - 6:33PM

    Surely tough studies at PIEAS got him. Universities should be encouraged to guide the students along the way. Recommend

  • Seher
    Jul 18, 2017 - 6:44PM

    Rip.real reason is hidden.Recommend

  • Kiran
    Jul 18, 2017 - 10:30PM

    What on the Earth is happening? I’m astonished.
    The Sucide case of Engineering Student, (Police) need to investigate thoroughly.Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Oct 8, 2017 - 5:07PM

    We can’t say anything about the reason of death, only Allah knows. What we can do is pray for his soul so it can rest in peace.


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