New Delhi: A 28-year-old student from Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh committed suicide in New Delhi on Thursday, police said, clarifying he was not a student at Jawaharlal Nehru University.
The police had earlier described Dushyant Dixit as a doctoral scholar of the Jawaharlal Nehru University. They later said he was a student of M.Sc in a private university in Bareilly.
Dixit was found hanging on Thursday morning from a ceiling fan at his paying guest accommodation in Ber Sarai in south Delhi.
The police said Dixit, who hailed from Dhaneta village in Bareilly, was disturbed over some family problems. A suicide note was recovered.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Prem Nath told IANS that Dixit lived alone in the room.
A friend came to meet him at around 9 am. When there was no response to his knocking, he peeped in through a window, only to see Dixit hanging, Prem Nath said.
Police said they were mistakenly led to believe that he was a student of JNU by another student who lived nearby.
"The reason behind Dixit's suicide has no links with JNU or his studies," the officer said. He reportedly came to Delhi to take the help of a JNU professor to complete his project.
The JNU too denied that Dixit was its student.
"The JNU administration expresses deep condolences to the family members of Dushyant. It is clarified that the deceased is not a student of JNU," a statement from the university said.
Ber Sarai, located close to the JNU campus, has a significant population of JNU students.