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Asansol: A girl from Jharkhand, who was studying business management in Durgapur, has been found hanging in the rented house where she lodged with another girl.

The deceased has been identified as Muskan Singh (23) hailing from Babudih of Dhanbad in Jharkhand. She was a second year MBA student at the private Bengal College of Engineering and Technology in Durgapur.

Muskan used to stay in a second floor rented apartment at Bidhannagar area with a batchmate named Sunidhi. Last week, Sunidhi went home for a break and hence, Muskan was alone in the apartment.

Sunidhi dialed Muskan’s mobile number several times last night but failed to elicit a response. This made her alert their common friends in Durgapur. Following this, some girls came to the rented apartment today morning and found the door bolted from inside.

On getting no response despite repeated knocks, they peeped through a hole in and window and were shocked to find Muskan hanging from the ceiling fan over her bed. The friends at once informed this to the landowner and the police. They send out a word to Muskan’s family in Dhanbad as well.

A team from Durgapur police station came and sent the girl’s body for post-mortem to Durgapur Sub-divisional Hospital. Police said that they will be able to ascertain the exact cause of death only on getting the autopsy report. No suicide note has been found in the room but police are examining her mobile phone for a clue.

Landlord Subhash Debnath has described Muskan as a composed and studies girl. He said that she hardly spent her time outside other than while attending college.

Muskan’s shell-shocked family members arrived in Durgapur later in the day. They had sent her to study and return home with an MBA degree. Now, the family will be returning home with Muskan’s dead body.