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DA Rules MIT Graduate Student Death a Suicide

By Kathy Lin


The death of Bhuwan Singh G has been ruled a suicide, said Emily LaGrassa, spokesperson for the Middlesex District Attorney’s office. Singh was found dead in a storage room near his Building 13 lab and office on May 7.

Seth Horowitz, press officer for the Middlesex District Attorney, told The Tech in May that Singh died from asphyxiation.

The Boston Herald reported that Singh suffocated himself with a yard-waste trash bag.

Horowitz said this week that he could not comment on why the suicide ruling was made, except that a ruling like this one is “a determination made by the medical examiner’s office after the medical autopsy is done.”

“The decision was made based on information that they had,” said Robert M. Randolph, senior associate dean for students. He said that he didn’t know any more specifics on the reasons behind the decision.

“Support services are continuing in the residence halls as needed, and a number of us are keeping in touch with housemasers and students,” Randolph said. MIT will “continue to monitor the situation” and “do whatever is necessary,” he said.