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Unrest over the death of a rustic student: police protection reinforced around the NIT-C campus

Student organizations hold NIT-C leadership responsible for student’s untimely death

Student organizations hold NIT-C leadership responsible for student’s untimely death

Police protection was increased Thursday around the campus of the National Institute of Technology Calicut (NIT-C) following a series of agitations launched by various student organizations against a professor after his name was found mentioned in a note from a rustic former student who reportedly ended his life on Tuesday while pursuing the Bachelor of Design course at Lovely Professional University, Punjab.

It was a group of student federation of India (SFI) activists who started agitating outside the institute on Wednesday night after Phagwara police in Punjab booked the professor, who is also the director of the institute, under section 306 (incitement to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code. Protesters who sought action against him also locked horns with police on a march to campus and attempted to breach barricades at the entrance.

“Activists who attempted to attack the police covered the NIT-C sign with a banner demanding justice for the student. Some SFI leaders have also threatened to mistreat the professor involved in the controversy, ”said a police officer present at the scene on Wednesday evening. He added that tension prevailed in the area as the students continued their sit-in for hours.

On Thursday evening, a group of activists from the Federation of Muslim Students also staged a march to NIT-C, holding the leadership responsible for the 21-year-old student’s untimely death. They claimed that a student who was from a financially retarded family in Cherthala had taken an extreme step due to the mental agony and isolation he faced on the NIT-C campus.

Meanwhile, NIT-C authorities who dismissed the allegations clarified that the student who was admitted to the B-Tech (Computer Science) course in 2018 failed in two first-year subjects even after four years. of studies.

“Similarly, eight second-year subjects were also on hold along with all of the third- and fourth-year subjects. In accordance with the institute’s B.Tech regulations, he was not eligible to complete the course within a maximum of six years,” they said in an official statement on Wednesday.

(People in distress or with suicidal tendencies can seek help and advice by contacting any of the following numbers of Thanal, a center for befriending people set up by the Indian Medical Association, Kozhikode Phone: 04952-760000 WhatsApp: 7902281306.)