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Coroner rejects suicide verdict.

A CORONER recorded an open verdict on a Leamington man found hanging at his student digs.

Ounkar Singh Bains, aged 31, was found at a house in Hull on January 2 this year.

An inquest heard how Mr Bains was studying for a primary school teacher's qualification at Hull University after leaving a previous course at Loughborough.

His sister, Jagjeet Sarkaria, of Sydenham, told the inquest that her brother said he was enjoying the course and spoke of plans to buy a house and get a job there.

Nigel Turner Marshall, a housemate of Mr Bains, said the two had gone to a New Year's party and that he had last seen Mr Bains, who seemed happy, on January 1.

A post-mortem examination by Dr Paul Burgess found that Mr Bains died by hanging.

He also had a high level of paracetamol in his blood, which Dr Burgess said would be consistent with an overdose.

Hull and East Riding Coroner Geoffrey Saul said he was recording an open verdict because there was no apparent motive for suicide or a note.

He said: "There is little to suggest what was going through his mind and I am not satisfied that he intended to take his own life."

he said.

who was originally from Leamington,

Loughborough was "not for him" but said

when he had said he planned to write an essay that evening.

following New Year's celebrations
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Aug 14, 1999
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