A student of Rajshahi University was found hanging in a mess in the city on Monday evening.
The deceased was identified as Firoz, 21, son of Saju Mia of Narayanpur village in Sadar upazila of Gaibandha district. He was a third-year student of Applied Mathematics department.
The mess owner found Saju hanging from the ceiling in the evening at Amzader Mor near the university campus and informed police, said Hafizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Matihar Police Station.
On information, police rushed in and recovered the hanging body around 8pm, he said, adding that they sent the body to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.
Firoz's friends said their third year final exam is scheduled to begin on Wednesday. They all collected admit cards but Firoz did not as he said he would not sit for the exam this year.