IIT-Kanpur’s 35-year-old Assistant Professor Suicide: Another Suicide Case in India: A 35-year old professor named Pramod Subramanian has been found dead in the campus of IIT-Kanpur which is vacant due to the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown. The assistant professor in the department of computer science and engineering of IIT-Kanpur was found hanging in a room on Wednesday.
IIT-Kanpur’s director Prof Abhay Karandikar issued a statement that it is quite shocking and sad that Prof Pramod Subramanian, assistant professor in the department of computer science and engineering has left the world tragically and untimely. The director also offered his condolences to the late assistant professor.
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Abhay Seth, who is Kalyanpur SHO said that the cause of the death couldn’t be clearly known at that time. Providing details about the death, he further added that the professor was hanging with a nylon rope around his neck, however, there wasn’t any suicide note from him. The SHO said that the clear information will be known once the post-mortem report will be out, till then the police will continue their investigation.
Due to the lockdown imposed by the government across the country to contain the novel coronavirus, the schools and colleges are shut and hence the IIT-Kanpur campus was also deserted as there were no students, however, the teachers who reside in the campus were there only.
As per the reports, Professor Pramod Subramanian is survived by his wife and a three-year-old son. His wife is also an assistant professor in the computer science department. The professor has joined the institute couple of years ago and has been involved in several national and international projects. He was a very creative and hardworking person. He was also involved in Cyber Security Innovation Hub.
Some local media reports have revealed that a family dispute might be the reason behind the professor’s suicide which is suspected by the police as well and is continuing their probe in this direction as well.