Mystery Shrouds Over Student’s Death In Kolkata Hotel


Kolkata: Mystery still continues over the death of Jamshedpur’s management student Harsh Valani in the city’s hotel. Primary investigation suggests that it was a suicide, but the reason behind it is still unclear. The police has decided to question the relatives and friend of the deceased.

During investigation, the police came to know that Harsh used a knife to commit suicide which he purchased in Kolkata before going to the hotel. He has purchased the knife himself. On Thursday at 11:30 in the morning, Harsh went into a hotel in Dharmatala. After that he was not seen outside the room as claims the hospital officials.

According to a hotel official, “Harsh had informed that he will check out on Friday. But on Thursday night his family members called up the hotel and said that despite several attempts, all their call were left unanswered by Harsh. Soon after knowing this we went to the room at 2 in the night. With the help of a duplicate key, the room was opened. The bathroom’s door was locked from inside. After force opening the door, Harsh was found lying in a pool of blood.”

The hotel authorities informed the New Market police who came and rescued Harsh and rushed him to the hospital. Unfortunately, the doctors declared him brought dead. The police has filed a case of abnormal death and have started an investigation. Harsh has reduced the use of his mobile phone and distanced himself from social media. The police assumes that Harsh was suffering from depression. But reasons for his depression is yet to be known.

A forensic team visited the hotel on Saturday. The presence of a second person in this case is still unclear. A lot of missing links are still there. Questions are arising as to why will a management student chose a renowned Kolkata hotel to commit suicide.