21-year-old Indian student dies by suicide in Sharjah

Dhanusha Gokulan (Principal Correspondent)/Sharjah Filed on November 11, 2020
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He was found dead at his residence on November 2.

A 21-year-old Indian engineering student died by suicide at his residence in Sharjah, the police have confirmed.

The Sharjah Police said the young man, identified as J, was found dead at his family’s apartment in Rolla area on November 2.

Initial investigations confirmed that he took his life but the reason could not be determined. No suicide note had been found, said sources close to the matter. The case had been referred to the public prosecution, police said.

The victim’s brother told Khaleej Times: “All I have to say is that my brother, J, was a wonderful student and person. He was pursuing his engineering studies from the BITS Pilani Dubai Campus. He was well loved by all faculty members, his family and friends.”

The family, who hails from the Indian state of Gujarat, was in “a state of total shock”, he added.

“We are devastated. I request that the media respect our need for privacy at this time.” /


Dhanusha Gokulan

Originally from India, Dhanusha Gokulan has been working as a journalist for 10 years. She has a keen interest in writing about issues that plague the common person and will never turn down a human interest story. She completed her Bachelor in Arts in Journalism, Economics and English Literature from Mangalore University in 2008. In her spare time, she dabbles with some singing/songwriting, loves travelling and Audible is her favourite mobile application. Tweet at her @wordjunkie88

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