A third year Ph.D student of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday, by hanging himself from the ceiling fan in his hostel room.
The student has been identified as Bheem Singh was last seen on Tuesday, the police said.
The reason behind Singh's suicide is not clear but the police have found a note in his room, which was torn into pieces.
The Deputy Director of IIT-Kanpur, Manindra Agarwal, said "A letter has been recovered and is in the possession of the forensic team."
Singh has been missing for a day. Students noticed that his room had been locked for a long time and when they knocked there was no response. Students then informed the authorities and broke the doors to find Singh's body handing from the fan.
The police was informed, who came and did a preliminary investigation.
The post mortem will be done today, said Satish Kumar Singh, the station house officer of the local Kalyanpur police station.
Singh had completed his B.Tech from NIT in Warangal, and had joined the mechanical engineering department of IIT-Kanpur in 2015.