Body of Keralite youth found on IIT Chennai campus

Chennai: A partially burnt body of a Keralite man was found on the campus of IIT, Madras, on Thursday.

The man has been identified as Unnikrishnan Nair, who belonged to Ernakulam in Kerala.

An 11-page suicide note has been found from Unnikrishnan's residence at Velacherry in the city. He cited mental stress at the reason for taking the extreme step. 

"No one is responsible for my death," Unnikrishnan wrote in the note. 

Unnikrishnan was a guest lecturer and project coordinator at the IIT.  

Unnikrishnan was recruited by the IIT last April soon after he had finished his M Tech course. He had returned to the campus only on Thursday morning after a visit to his native place in Kerala. 

The body was spotted by students at about 8pm in a bush near the hockey stadium within the sprawling campus. Only the face and a few parts of the body were found burnt.

Kotturpuram Police have registered a case of suspicious death.

The body was shifted to the Government Hospital at Royapettah on Thursday night.

The autopsy is set to be held today, (Friday).

The deceased's family has arrived in Chennai. The family originally hails from Ettumanoor in Kottayam district.

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