Mohit Kumar Chauhan, a PhD scholar of Central University of Rajasthan(CURAJ) allegedly committed suicide on Friday by hanging himself in his hostel room. Mohit was pursuing his PhD in Mathematics from the university. Some documents from his hostel room was discovered but suicide note was not found in the room.
As quoted in the TOI, Umesh Kumar Jonwal, a Dalit scholar who was recently expelled from CURAJ following which he registered a case of harassment against the university, said: “Mohit was depressed for the past few days and used to tell us that his guide was harassing him. In fact, he asked me to help him on the issue just last week.”