A somber mood has descended upon the Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati (IITG) following the tragic news of a fourth-year female student’s death, Aishwarya Pulluri. The 22-year-old, hailing from Telangana, was found dead in a Guwahati hotel room on January 1st, 2024, leaving behind a community reeling in shock and grief.
Aishwarya, an Electronics and Communications student, had travelled with three batchmates to celebrate New Year’s Eve. According to reports, they arrived at the hotel inebriated, and the police are investigating this aspect as part of their ongoing probe. The next morning, Aishwarya was discovered unconscious in the bathroom by her roommate and rushed to the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, but it was too late.
While the cause of death remains officially undetermined, the suddenness and circumstances surrounding Aishwarya’s passing have ignited a sense of urgency in the police investigation. All her friends and relevant individuals are being questioned to piece together the events leading up to the tragedy.
Meanwhile, IITG has expressed its deepest condolences to Aishwarya’s family and offered all necessary support during this difficult time. The institute has also announced a campus memorial service to honor her memory.
This tragedy has sparked concerns about student safety and well-being, particularly within the demanding and competitive environment of IITs. The incident highlights the importance of responsible behavior and vigilance, especially during celebratory occasions.
As the investigation unfolds, the IITG community awaits answers and grapples with the profound loss of a promising young life. Aishwarya’s passing serves as a stark reminder of the fragility of life and the need for compassion and support during times of grief.
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