Bengaluru: NS Ashok Kumar, a retired professor was found dead in his residence at Mico Layout, on Sunday.

The 64-year-old was a professor at the Bangalore University before retirement and was also the former registrar of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS).

Ashok, who was a native of Shivamogga, had completed his studies in Mysuru.

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It is learnt that on Saturday November 7, Ashok had spoken to his wife till midnight. Sources said that he thereafter hanged himself in his room. The incident came to light when his room was opened on Sunday morning.

Mico Layout police visited the place and inspected the spot. Ashok wrote a death note before dying by suicide, in which he stated that he alone was responsible for taking the extreme step.

The exact reason for his death is not yet known. However, Ashok did not have any health or financial issues. Police sources say that he might have killed himself due to some family concerns.

Mortal remains of Ashok were sent to St John's Medical College for post-mortem followed by which his last rites were held on Sunday evening. A case in this connection has been registered in Mico Layout police station.