Journalism student found dead

Sofiya Damani (20), a native of Mumbai, was found dead in her hostel room.

A journalism student died under mysterious circumstance at Kristu Jayanti College Hostel in Kothanur on Wednesday evening.

Sofiya Damani (20), a native of Mumbai, was found dead in her hostel room.

The incident came to light when a sweeper visited her room around 3.30 pm on Wednesday and alerted the hostel authorities.

The Kothanur police said Sofiya was a final year BA Journalism student and her father is a businessman.

According to her roommates, she was suffering from depression for a couple of months. She also had some health issues and was taking treatment for anaemia. On Wednesday, she told her roommates that she would stay back in the room.

The police found tablet bottles beside her body and suspected that she had committed suicide by consuming pills.

Her parents did not complain of anything or suspected any foul play in her death. We had registered unnatural death and are waiting for the autopsy report, the police said.

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