Guwahati: A 23-year-old Japanese intern at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati allegedly committed suicide on Thursday. The Japanese student was identified as Kota Onoda, a student of Gifu University in Japan. He joined the bio-sciences and bio-engineering department. Kota was found dead inside room number 142 of Lohit hostel of higher educational institution.
IIT Guwahati authorities said that the he had joined the institute in August for a three-month-long internship course. Kota didn’t attend classes from Wednesday. His friends tried to reach him on the phone but didn’t get through. The hostel room as well was locked from inside. The IIT Guwahati authorities later called in the police who broke the door and found him hanging.
Kota was supposed to return home on November 30 after the completion of his internship. IIT-Guwahati spokesman Labanu Konwar said that autopsy would be conducted today.