Kundapur: Shashank (19), son of Gopal Gowda of Turuvekere in Tumakuru district and II year Mechanical Engineering student at the Moodlakatte Institute of Technology, was found hanging in his hostel room on Wednesday afternoon.
After completing a diploma, he had secured admission to the second year of degree course direct. Sources close to him said that he had lost his mother a few years ago and he was very attached to her. Ever since, he had always suffered from a sense of bereavement.
On Wednesday, he had appeared for the internal examination during the morning session at college. He had returned to his hostel by noon but did not attend the examination in the afternoon.
In the evening, he was found hanging from the ceiling fan with a rope in his room by the other hostelites. He is said to have resorted to the extreme step between 2 pm and 3-30 pm.
He has left a death note saying that the memories of his mother were pestering him and hence he was going to join her.