Kanpur, July 9
Pramod Subramanian, an assistant professor in the department of computer science and engineering at IIT-Kanpur, was found dead on campus which has been deserted due to the pandemic-induced lockdown.
The 35-year-old professor was found hanging in a room on the campus on Wednesday.
IIT-Kanpur issued a statement by institute director Prof Abhay Karandikar saying, "I am saddened to inform you about the tragic and untimely demise of Prof Pramod Subramanian, assistant professor in the department of computer science and engineering.
"In him, we have lost a bright and rising star in computer science in the country. We deeply mourn and pray to the Almighty to give strength to his family. May his soul rest in peace."
Kalyanpur SHO Abhay Seth said the cause of death could not be known immediately.
"He was found hanging with a nylon rope around his neck and has not left behind any suicide note. We will wait for the post-mortem report and continue investigation," the police official added.
The institute is almost vacant due to the Covid-19 outbreak with no students present except for the faculty who reside on the campus.
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