IIIT Basar student dies by suicide, SGC calls for bandh across TS universities

According to the SGC, the administration did not give a timely response to give emergency medical treatment. SGC has also called for a bandh across universities in Telangana on 24 August.

By Nimisha S Pradeep  Published on  23 Aug 2022 3:48 PM GMT
IIIT Basar student dies by suicide, SGC calls for bandh across TS universities

Hyderabad: A first-year Civil Engineering student Suresh Rathod reportedly dies by suicide in Rajiv Gandhi University for Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT) also known as IIIT Basar on 23 August.

Following this incident, the Students Governing Council (SGC) , the students union alleged that the incident happened due to the negligence of the administration. According to the SGC, the administration did not give a timely response to give emergency medical treatment. SGC has also called for a bandh across universities in Telangana on 24 August.

Playing with one's life?

It was when, at around 1:25 pm, his freinds has come in search of him, that they found out that he had committed suicide. They immediately called the ambulance and explained the scenario, but it did not come to the hostel. Later, a team of three people who were sent by Collector Nirmal to supervise the campus arrived at the spot and sent the students out. "They called the roommates in and enquired about some things. But meanwhile, the body was kept for 20 minutes without taking any action," said a union member. The ambulance finally arrived at 2:10 pm. Thereafter the body was taken into the hospital at 2:15 pm and his friends waited outside for 45 minutes. An ECG was done and they said that he was alive.

After finding out that he was alive, the campus hospital staff decided to take him to Nizamabad but half way through they headed back to Nirmal stating that the incident did not come under the jurisdiction of Nizamabad. "Nizamabad is around 35 kilometers from Basar and Nirmal is 70 kms from Basar. He could have been saved if he was taken to the hospital in Nizamabad," said the students union members.

According to the students, Suresh was always joyous and had no clashes with the people around him. "He had proper attendance . He also attended the classes yesterday (on 22 AUgust) but today (on 23 August) he did not attend the classes. When his friends were going to class in the morning, he was still sleeping and when asked about attending the classes, he just said he didn't feel like coming to class today. He spoke to his friends around 10 am. After that, he was alone in the room," said a member from the SGC.

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