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Brandeis Student Dead in Apparent Suicide

Waltham Police are investigating the case.

A Brandeis University student was found dead on Sept. 3 after apparently committing suicide, according to the school's student newspaper, The Justice.

Brandeis Police found Akshay R. Venkatesh, of the class of 2014, dead in a dorm room after performing a wellness check on him, according to the paper. 

University President Fred Lawrence informed students in an email yesterday, according to the paper. A community meeting was held at 9 p.m. on Sept. 3 where university officials and students remembered Venkatesh, according o the paper. 

and the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office are investigating the case, according to the JUstice.

Jasmine September 05, 2012 at 05:22 AM
this is not funny! Akshay happened to be one of my best friends in high school! May his soul rest in peace. Amen.
Ryan Grannan-Doll (Editor) September 05, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Hi Jasmine, This is definitely not funny and I deleted that comment. I am sorry to hear about your friend. May he rest in peace.
Michelle September 05, 2012 at 10:19 PM
So sad. I saw an advertisement for a "walk out of the darkness" walk to help people who feel suicidal. I have been there and it is a struggle to fight the pain but there is help. May he rest in peace.

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