Following the incident, BITS Pilani administration has ordered a probe.
"The student had met the chief warden... Today, we learnt that the research scholar was not in his room and left without informing the project investigator and institute authorities.
"The institute has taken serious note of the matter and has asked standing committee on student affairs to investigate the matter and submit a report swiftly," media coordinator of the institute, Giridhar Kunkur said.
Sofi had joined as a Junior Research Fellow in pharmacy, science and engineering research board (SERB).
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