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Decomposed Body of FTII Student Found in Hostel, Police Suspect Suicide

The student, identified as Ashwin Anurag Shukla, was found hanging in his hostel room on Friday, police said.

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A 32-year-old student of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune was found dead in his hostel room on Friday, 5 August, which the police suspect to be a case of suicide.

No suicide not has been recovered so far.

The student, identified as Ashwin Anurag Shukla was found hanging in his hostel room on Friday morning.

"The body was in a decomposed state," Murlidhar Karpe, senior inspector of Deccan Gymkhana police station, said.

"Prima facie, it is a case of suicide. But no suicide note has been found so far and our investigation is on," he added.

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Students at FTII had last seen Shukla on Tuesday. The students called the Deccan Gymkhana police after noticing foul smell from the room, following which police officials broke open the door.

Shukla hailed from Goa's Salvador do Mundo and was reportedly a student from the 2017 batch of cinematography course, according to PTI.

(With inputs from PTI.)

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