A 20-year-old Zambian girl studying in St Xavier's College in Ahmedabad has ended her life by hanging herself in her room where she stayed as a paying guest.

Mulaiya Zuka Syakavuba (20), a third-year Bachelor of Arts student, was found hanging from the ceiling of her room on Sunday (Oct 23) night.

The police did not find any suicide note but her mobile records showed she was constantly in touch with a boy.

On Wednesday, her body was lying in a cold storage of a municpal hospital and the Zambian High Commission in New Delhi has been informed. The police said Syakavuba was a foreign national and her postmortem would be conducted by a panel of doctors.

Her parents are expected to reach Ahmedabad before this weekend to receive her body. Primary investigation revealed that she was on student visa since July 2014. Her visa was until July 2017. She was living alone in the PG for past six months and had a room to herself.

Her mobile phone revealed a long spat with her 'suspected boyfriend' where she had said 'I have decided to end my life' before signing off. The police have sent her mobile phone and laptop for forensic investigation to find more leads.

According to the police, Meena Shah, 50, runs a paying guest facility for students at Neelima Park Society near Vijay Crossroads. At 8.50 pm on October 24, she went to Syakavuba's room on second floor and knocked several times on the door.

When she did not get any response, the door was broken and the girl was found hanging from a hook in the ceiling by a nylon rope. Shah immediately informed city police control room, after which a team reached the spot with forensic science experts.



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