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By A Newsman

Midnapore, 13 May: A girl student at Midnapore College has been found hanging in her college hostel.

Rachna Das, 20, was found hanging from the ceiling fan of her hostel room today morning by her co-boarders and they alerted the college authorities. The authorities in turn informed police.

The cops took down the body and sent it for post-mortem to the Midnapore Medical College and Hospital. They did not find any suicide note on the girl or in her room. Deceased Rachna hailed from Kanthi in East Midnapore district and was pursuing first year chemistry honours at the under graduate level.

There is no clear indication as to why the meritorious student ended her life, although one of her classmates maintained that the HoD of chemistry department was in the habit of creating mental pressure on those not taking private tuition from him. She suspected that this could a reason for Rachna taking her life.

College principal Gokul Chandra Bera rejected the charge that any teacher of his college was exerting pressure on students for taking tuition.