• IIM-Ahmedabad employee commits suicide in campus home
     August 7th, 2012     Kunal     Posted in Education In Gujarat, Gujarat in News

    A 40-year-old staff member of IIM-A was found dead at his residence on the campus, on Monday. Ravi Kumar, the victim, had committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan. Police believe family problems led to the suicide.

    Satellite police said, Kumar, a native of Secunderabad in Andhra Pradesh, was the secretary of professor Ravindra Dholakia. Kumar had been on leave for the past 15 days, visiting his hometown to meet family members. He had returned on Sunday, said officials.

    “His body was found when a security guard went to his residence at 1.30 pm on Monday and knocked repeatedly,” said the police. “When Kumar did not answer the telephone or the mobile phone, the guard broke the door and found the body. He immediately informed his superiors who in turn called the police.” Guards had apparently tried to contact Kumar on Sunday evening as well but did not get any response.

    The incident sent a shockwave through the IIM campus. Sources said Kumar was a soft-spoken person and mostly kept to himself. He was living alone on the campus and used to visit his wife and parents at regular intervals. Kumar had served as the secretary of former IIM-A director Bakul Dholakia.

    “We have not found any suicide note,” said N B Nikam, inspector at the Satellite police station. “A message has been sent to his family members, and they are expected to arrive by Tuesday afternoon.” The body has been sent for postmortem to determine the exact time of death. “His mobile phone records and correspondence are also being examined,” he said.