The body of a young woman was found in a house in the Kandaroddai area in Chunnakam, Jaffna, Jaffna Chunnakam Police said.
Preliminary investigations have revealed that the girl had committed suicide by hanging herself.
The deceased has been identified as a 23 year old student of the Jaffna University.
Thirulingam Charuka is a talented student of Uduvil Girls' College, Jaffna.
It is learned that she had entered the medical college after obtaining the highest marks in the district in the GCE Advanced Level examination and had been engaged in academic activities in the recent past due to some mental stress.
Chunnakam Police have searched her house in Kandaroddai area in Chunnakam, Jaffna and recorded statements from the residents.
The cause of death has not yet been revealed and Chunnakam police are conducting further investigations.