Indian Doctoral Student Found Dead In Israel

18/02/2016 9:33 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 photo, students sit inside the Tel Aviv University campus in Israel. As a global boycott movement against Israeli universities gains steam, Israeli professors say they are increasingly feeling the pressure from their colleagues overseas. The academic boycott is part of the broader pro-Palestinian “BDS” campaign, which advocates boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

TEL AVIV -- A 27-year-old Indian doctoral student of Tel Aviv University in Israel has been found dead in his dormitory room, police said.

Raj Kumar Raja, was a research student in cancer studies at the university. He was found dead in his dormitory room on Monday and the cause of his death is unknown.

"An investigation found no suspicion of a crime and the student's body has been transferred to the forensic institute for an autopsy," a police spokesman told PTI.

"The police is currently examining the situation, and the university is still waiting to receive the official police report," Orna Cohen, Tel Aviv University spokesperson said.

Raja hails from Kuppam in Andhra Pradesh. He did'nt attend the lab on Monday. The university staff opened his room as he didn't answer their calls. They found him lying down the floor.

"The police and emergency medical staff at the scene confirmed his death", Cohen said.

The autopsy report is awaited.

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