Engg student falls to death

Hostelmates say it was an accident, college official suspects suicide

Engg student falls to death


Friends, family and guardian of Raj said that it was an accident. However, the college management was trying to portray it as a suicide possibly to escape the consequences they might have to face due to the death in the campus.

It was around 11.30 am when students rushed out of their hostel rooms when they heard a big thud. Mrityunjay, a IInd year PG Diploma Management student and his friend also came to the spot. Raj, a native of Bhagalpur in Bihar, was bleeding profusely from his head, nose and mouth and was totally unconscious, Mritunjay recalls.

“We stopped an auto, forced a seated passenger out and took him to the VIMS Speciality Hospital, located 2 kms away. As it was not an ambulance no one was making way when the vehicle got stuck in traffic and we pleaded with a traffic cop at a signal, who helped us out by diverting all vehicles,” a distraught Mritunjay recalled. But it all went in vain as the doctors declared him dead within five minutes.

Meanwhile, a college official was noticed addressing a large group of students and trying to convince them that Raj had committed suicide. “He had received an SMS that stated he would not be getting a hall ticket to take the exams. That shocked him and he took the extreme decision,” the official claimed. Many students were vociferously arguing with him. He refused to speak with the reporter stating, “First, we want to sort out the issue among ourselves.” Dean of the college, said it was the first such incident in the college.

When questioned about the suicide theory, his classmates chorused, “It must have been an accident.” His roommate said Raj was a friendly and decent person. Raj’s sister, Rainy, doing her final year in Fashion Technology at NIFT, will be accompanying her brother’s body to Bhagalpur. “He was good in studies and a happy person generally. He had no love problem too,” she said. Local guardian, Ritesh, seconded it.
HAL inspector, N Purushottam said the police have recorded it as a case of accident. “He must have leaned back a bit when sitting on the parapet wall and fallen,” he said. The height of the parapet wall is just three feet.

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