College student ends life over lack of attendance

Shreyas Nandan

A 24-year-old BSc student committed suicide by hanging at his house, as he was not allowed to appear for the semester examination at his college in Jalahalli near Peenya due to shortage of attendance.

The deceased, Shreyas Nandan, was a resident of Jagjivanram Nagar, and was pursuing B Sc at a private college. He was found hanging at his house by his parents in the wee hours of last Sunday.

In a note found by the police, Nandan wrote no one was responsible for his death. The note said he lacked attendance (which was below 75%) for which he was not granted hall ticket for appearing in the semester examination.

Meanwhile, he also had backlogs in the second and the third semester, and was trying hard to cope with his academics, the police said.

The parents told the police that Nandan had been travelling from his house in J J Nagar to the Jalahalli college daily, and most often he would reach late. Even if he was late by 10 minutes, the college would not allow him to attend the classes, they said.

Nandan had taken a long leave in October due to a health ailment which further worsened the attendance shortage.

The college management had penalised Nandan
Rs 7,500 for the shortage of attendance, and had said that only if he paid the amount, he would be allowed to write the semester examinations, police sources told DH.

Though Nandan explained to the management his difficulties in coming to the college on time and the reasons for the leaves he had taken, they did not consider his pleas.Based on a complaint filed by Nandan’s father, the Jagjivanram Nagar police has now taken up a case of unnatural death and are investigating further.

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