IIT Madras researcher from Odisha found dead on railway track – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

CHENNAI: A 29-year-old researcher from IIT Madras was found dead on the train tracks near Avadi station.

The deceased was identified as Megashree Padhan from Odisha.

Padhan has completed his doctorate. in Mechanical Engineering and joined IIT Madras as a postdoctoral researcher about six months ago. She was staying at the institution’s hostel in Adyar, police said.

Megashree left the hostel on Wednesday to meet her friend in Avadi. However, she failed to return to the inn. Her roommates thought she could have stayed at her friend’s house. His phone was off. When she did not return to the hostel until her roommate on Friday morning lodged a complaint with Shastri Nagar police.

Meanwhile, passers-by found a dead body on the train tracks between a private college and Avadi station on Thursday. The information was passed on to Avadi Railway Police. Following this, the body was transferred to Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital.

The recovery of an abandoned bag with ID cards about a mile from where Megashree’s body was found helped police identify and then notify her parents. Her parents arrived in Chennai on Saturday morning and returned and took their daughter’s body home. After preliminary investigations, the police suspect Megashree of suicide. Further investigations are ongoing.

(Suicide hotlines — Maithri, Cochin: +91 239 6272; Sumaitri, New Delhi: 2338 9090, Sneha, Chennai: 91-44-2464 0050, 91-44-2464 0060, Aasra, Mumbai: 9820466726, Fortis MentalHealth: 8376804102)

CHENNAI: A 29-year-old researcher from IIT Madras was found dead on the train tracks near Avadi station. The deceased was identified as Megashree Padhan from Odisha. Padhan has completed his doctorate. in Mechanical Engineering and joined IIT Madras as a postdoctoral researcher about six months ago. She was staying at the institution’s hostel in Adyar, police said. Megashree left the hostel on Wednesday to meet her friend in Avadi. However, she failed to return to the inn. Her roommates thought she could have stayed at her friend’s house. His phone was off. When she did not return to the hostel until her roommate on Friday morning lodged a complaint with Shastri Nagar police. Meanwhile, passers-by found a dead body on the train tracks between a private college and Avadi station on Thursday. The information was passed on to Avadi Railway Police. Following this, the body was transferred to Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital. The recovery of an abandoned bag with ID cards about a mile from where Megashree’s body was found helped police identify and then notify her parents. Her parents arrived in Chennai on Saturday morning and returned and took their daughter’s body home. After preliminary investigations, the police suspect Megashree of suicide. Further investigations are ongoing. (Suicide Hotlines — Maithri, Cochin: +91 239 6272; Sumaitri, New Delhi: 2338 9090, Sneha, Chennai: 91-44-2464 0050, 91-44-2464 0060, Aasra, Mumbai: 9820466726, Fortis Mental Health: 8376804102)

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