College students of Sri Chaitanya junior college protesting near the campus in Narsingi.
Hyderabad: Even before the wounds of Dr. Preethi’s death could heal, a 16-year-old student ended his life in a classroom after facing harassment. A first-year intermediate student at Sri Chaitanya Junior College in Narsingi, he was allegedly facing recurrent harassment.
Massive protests rocked the campus after his death. The victim’s parents have filed a complaint with the police. Police have launched an investigation into the matter.
Narsingi Inspector Shiva Kumar said a complaint was filed by a man stating that his younger son, who is MPC first-year student at Sri Chaitanya College Narsingi, was putting up in the hostel. On February 28, he visited his hostel to interact with him. He said his son was suffering from skin allergies and gave him medicines.
The victim told his father that the hostel food was not good. He also mentioned that his lecturers, Aacharya, Krishna Reddy, and warden Naresh, scolded and beat him. He also told his father that he did not want to study in college. The father advised the victim to focus on education and left the hostel. Later that night, he received information that his son has ended his life.
He blamed the management of Sri Chaitanya College, a person named Jagan, and others, for his son's death due to their abetment. A case has been registered under section 305 of IPC.
NSUI has also joined the demonstrations, causing a traffic jam on a 2km stretch in the Narsingi area.
According to students, when they found the body in the classroom, they rushed to help him, but the warden ordered them to leave and locked the door instead of taking him to the hospital. Students claim that if the college staff had responded promptly, his life could have been saved.
A case under Section 305 has been registered.
What do the college management say?
Speaking to the media, the college management said that they would take action after an inquiry is made on the incident, and the allegations raised on the teachers harassment.
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