New Delhi: A student of Jawaharlal Nehru University on Friday committed suicide in a room inside the library. According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Rishi Joshua Thomas, who was a student of Master of Arts (English) student. Cops are investigating the reason for suicide.

"Today (On Friday) at about 12 PM a PCR call was received in PS Vasant Kunj North regarding a JNU Student that a Professor has received his suicide note. Police reached the School of Language after contacting the caller who was the office in charge of Mahi Mandvi hostel. He said that he received a message from the warden regarding Rishi Thomas, residing at Mahi Mandvi Hostel JNU. 

Further, in the basement of the library, a room was locked on the inside. On knocking, no one responded. From the window, one boy was seen hanging from the ceiling fan, the door was forcibly opened, and the body was taken down by cutting the cable. The body was identified as that of Rishi Joshua Thomas. JNU doctor declared him dead," Delhi police said.

According to the police, a crime team of SW Distt visited the spot, and the necessary investigation was done. The body has been shifted to Safdarjung Hospital. 
Relatives were informed and Rishi's cousin Mathew Varghese was present. "The deceased was undergoing some treatment as per preliminary enquiry. One suicide note was mailed to Prof of English language. As per preliminary enquiry, no foul play is suspected. Further investigation is in progress," Delhi Police said.