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Bengaluru: Police summon college principal, 9 lecturers – Student’s suicide

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Oct 29, 2019, 2:21 am IST
Updated Oct 29, 2019, 2:21 am IST
The police said the accused misguided the father of the deceased and did not allow him to enter the premises.
Sri Harsha
 Sri Harsha

BENGALURU: The Parappana Agrahara police issued summons to 10 people, including the principal of Amrita School of Engineering, in connection with the suicide of Sri Harsha, a 22-year-old final year engineering student, on the college premises.

The police, who have taken up a case of abetment to suicide and destruction of evidence, will question principal Dhanaraj Swamy and lecturers Rakesh S.G., Bhaskar B., Ravi Kumar, Ramesh T.K., Nipun Kumar, Amudha, Venkatesh B., Nagaraja S.R. and Murty N.S..

 

The police said the accused misguided the father of the deceased and did not allow him to enter the premises.

The accused also cleaned the blood stains from the spot and destroyed CCTV footage from cameras on the college premises. All the accused worked collectively and believed to be involved in the death of Sri Harsha, the police said. The accused will be questioned and if their role is established, legal action will be initiated.

Earlier, the father of the deceased, G. Vijaya Bhaskar, had accused the principal and college staff of torturing his son and pushing him to take the extreme step.

 

Sri Harsha jumped to death from the seventh floor of the college building on Oct. 21. He was reportedly harassed after he and other students raised their voice against the management for not providing basic facilities at the hostel. He was part of a protest last month for no water at the hostel for over 15 hours.

Amrita School of Engineering is one of many institutions run by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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