New Delhi : A Ph.D scholar of Jawaharlal Nehru University was found dead in his hostel room on Tuesday.

J.R. Philemon, a sttudent from Senapati region of Manipur, was staying in the Brahmaputra hostel and continuing his Ph.D in West Asia studies, the police said.

Dy Commissioner of Police (South) Ishwar Singh said Philemon was not seen by other students for last three days.

While nobody suspected anything out of order these days, some of the hostel grumbled of bad smell emanating from his room on Tuesday evening.

“The students informed the university staff, who alerted us. We broke open the door in the presence of students and staff and found Philemon’s decomposed body in the room,” Mr. Singh said.

While no suicide note has been found, the DCP said the most likely cause of the death was overdose of alcohol.

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