Mystery surrounds B Tech student's death at Anna University

Preetha spoke to us at 9.30 pm, management didn't allow us to visit her room, say kin.

Chennai: Mystery shrouds the death of a B.Tech student of Anna University, who was found dead following a fall from the terrace of Nandhiya hostel on the university campus on Sunday night.

Shanmuga Preetha, (19), a native of Tiruvarur, who was pursuing second year B.Tech in Ceramic technology, reportedly fell down from the second floor terrace while she was clinging on to a phone around 10.30 pm.

Since it took some time for the ambulance to arrive and the management to react, her seniors took her in a car to a private hospital at Adyar where doctors declared her dead on arrival.

Her parents, Parvathi and Muthiah, who run a medical shop, claimed that she last spoke with them around 9.30 pm.

“She had tickets to come home on Monday night. She told me she had bought books for her younger brother (a class 10 student)”, Parvathi told reporters.

“We got a call around 11 pm stating that our daughter had fallen down and had been admitted to hospital. We could not reach the university thereafter”, she said.

The kin alleged that the accident spot was wiped clean by the management before they arrived. The management also objected to their visiting Preetha’s room. Police had sought the call details of the deceased and are yet to ascertain whether she committed suicide or she tripped.

Preetha was a bright student, says university

Anna University student, Shanmuga Preetha, couldn’t have fallen down accidentally as the parapet walls are so high, claim university officials.

A student of second year B.Tech. Ceramic technology, she succumbed to injuries after falling from the second floor of Nandhiya hostel block in the university campus on Sunday. She was a bright student with 7.8 CGPA (Cumulative Grade Points Average). She had no bad remarks either in her college or in her hostel, says S. Sivanesan, Dean of Alagappa College of Technology, Anna University, where she studied.

Around 10.45 pm students came knocking on my door saying a student has fallen, says S. Nagarani, Resident Counsellor of Nandhiya hostel block of the university.

We immediately called the ambulance, but it took some time to come, so students returning from a technical festival took her in a car to a private hospital at Adyar and we informed the deputy warden and others immediately, she said.
Hostel Deputy Warden Mutharam said the doctors declared the student brought dead.

She was sharing the room with three others. It was earlier a guest house and the rooms were suites which had three rooms each and a kitchen and separate toilets, she added.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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