Doctor's body arrives in City

 
  Body of Nagendra, who died under mysterious circumstances at the Post Graduate Institute for Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh, was brought to the City on Wednesday.

Dr Nagendra's parents A Appaiya Reddy, a retired BEML engineer, and Pusha, were inconsolable.  One of the relatives said the family suspected foul play. "Nagendra got the seat on merit. Apparently, someone did not like it," the relative said.

He said, Dr Nagendra, a meritorious student, had studied at the Bethany in Koramangala, Christ College and Bangalore Medical College. When he got the MD seat on merit the whole family rejoiced. The relative said Nagendra was very happy as he got his favourite subject Transfusion Medicine (related to blood).

"On January 26, after a get-together, we saw him off and he was regularly in touch with his sisters Vijayalaxmi and Savitha," the relative said.

But, later he had complained to his mother about ragging by some of his seniors and had even said that he was discontinuing his studies.  He had booked his tickets to return home, the relative added.

"He was supposed to quit and leave on Monday. His tickets were confirmed. On Sunday night, he had visited the hospital and returned to the hostel. On Monday morning, we received a call that Dr Nagendra is in a serious condition," the relative added.

The relative said, he was staying on the fourth floor of the hostel but the body was lying on the ground floor with injuries on his abdomen.

"Now, the authorities have told us that the post mortem reports will take more than a fort-night. We need to know the truth. It is certainly not a suicide as Nagendra had decided to leave the institute," he added.

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