Chennai: In a span of two days, two college students from SRM University in Kattankulathur jumped to death from the college hostel buildings.
According to police, the student was identified as Aneesh Choudary (19) of Jharkhand. Police said the accident took place at around 9 am on Monday morning. Aneesh stayed on the fifth floor of SRM boy's hostel.
Sources said on Monday morning he was standing in the balcony on the 5th floor when he suddenly jumped off the building. Hearing his cries, the security guard and other hostel inmates rushed to the spot and informed the authorities.
He was taken to the hospital on the university campus but was declared brought dead.
The Maraimalai Nagar police have registered a case and sent his body to the Chengalpattu government hospital for postmortem.
Since the boy was a first-year student, police suspect the boy would have taken the extreme step as he was not able to put up with ragging.
However, speaking to DC, the PR of the university said the boy was very poor in his academics and he took his extreme step as he found engineering tough. Further investigations are on.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, a 23-year-old biomedical engineering student of the same university committed suicide by jumping from the tenth floor of women's hostel building. The suicide note retrieved from her room said she was upset with her parents as they restricted her life too much. Police said the accident took place at around 8.40am. The deceased Anupriya sustained multiple fractures to the ribs, hands and legs. She was taken to the university hospital, where she was declared dead on arrival
Anupriya was pursuing biomedical engineering and a resident of Ponneri in Tiruvallur district, Anupriya stayed at tenth floor of women's hostel in SRM University. After writing her last examination Saturday, she did not vacate her room to leave for her hometown.
She suddenly jumped from the terrace. Police found the suicide note when examining her room in the hostel. She claimed that she took the extreme step as she didn't have any freedom at home.
Based on the complaint by her family, the Maraimalai Nagar police registered a case under the CrPC Section 174 (unnatural death).
The girl's body was handed over to her parents after an autopsy at the Government Hospital in Chengalpet....