Free Press Journal

Indian doctoral student found dead in Israel


Tel Aviv: A 27-year-old Indian doctoral student of in Israel has been found dead in the dormitory of Tel Aviv University here, police said today. 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 didn’t 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.