Student falls to death from hostel building

Student falls to death from hostel building

Was drinking with friends, family calls it foul play

A 27-year-old man died after he fell from the seventh floor of a hostel of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in south-west Delhi’s Dwarka late on Thursday.

After an initial probe, police are considering the incident as an accident, but his family members are alleging foul play.

Mohit Joshi, who hailed from Uttarakhand’s Nainital district, was a first year student of Mass Communication.

The incident took place when Mohit was consuming liquor with his two friends.
“Mohit was staying in Aravali Boys Hostel at Dwarka sector 16,” said Deputy Commissioner of Delhi Police (South West) Suman Goyal.

His friends had found him lying in a pool of blood outside the building around 11 pm.
He was later declared brought dead at Rockland Hospital.

“Mohit had suffered head injuries and died due to excessive bleeding,” another police officer added.

The hospital authorities informed police after which the incident was probed by staff of Dwarka North police station.

Police have informed Mohit’s family and questioned his friends to establish the sequence of events.

In their statement to police, Mohit’s friends said they were watching highlights of India-Bangladesh match on Thursday evening. Some of them, including Mohit, were also consuming liquor.

Around 11 pm, Mohit went to the terrace of the building to smoke a cigarette.
The incident came to the fore when Mohit did not return.

His friends went to look for him on the terrace, but he was not there. Mohit was later found lying outside the building.

“A forensic team has inspected the spot,” the officer said.

Mohit’s family has refused to take the body as they suspect that he was murdered. They say police must probe the incident under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code.

After an initial probe, police ruled out foul play and insisted that it was an accident.
Police are investigating the incident under section 176 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

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