Mystery over Chennai girl’s death in UK hostel

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Chennai: Mystery surrounds the death of Georgina Thomson, 18, daughter of J. J. Nagar police station Inspector S. Thomson. Georgina was found dead in a hostel room in Liverpool university, UK, on July 12 in a case of suspected suicide. She was doing her second year in aerospace engineering and had wanted to become an astronaut.
The local Merseyside Police are not treating the  incident as suspicious and an inquest to determine the exact  cause of death is due to open at the Liverpool Coroner’s Office on Friday. 
“The coroner is still awaiting results of a few inquiries before the inquest can open tomorrow. We hope to be able to release the body for the funeral soon after,” a spokesperson for the coroner’s office said.
Police inspector Thomson, a widower, is unable to accept the idea of his daughter having committed suicide. “There is no fan nor iron rod in the room where she was found dead. How could she have hanged herself?” he asked, referring to her room on the campus at Edge Hill where she was found.
The local police noted that Georgina had not been in regular contact with her family in Chennai, and in one of her last emails a few months ago, she wrote about being unwell. It is not clear if any family situations in Chennai had forced her to take the extreme step, police sources here said.
Georgina was inspector Thomson’s eldest child. Her physically challenged brother is studying in a school in Chennai.

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