Punjab, 22 Sept – A huge uprising broke out at Lovely Professional University (LPU), a private university in the state, after a student allegedly committed suicide in his dorm room, days after Chandigarh University in Punjab’s Mohali district experienced widespread student unrest over the alleged “leaked objectionable videos.”
In his suicide letter, the student claimed that personal issues he had throughout his two years of study at NIT Calicut were the reason behind his severe action.
The male student who passed away at the age of 21 was from Kerala. In his suicide note, the deceased named Prof. Prasad Krishna as the person who emotionally blackmailed him into leaving NIT Calicut. I deeply regret my choice. I’m weighing everyone down. Sorry, but this is the end.
The deceased, a student at NIT Calicut, is said to have left the school and enrolled at LPU. Students are attending courses and taking examinations as things return to normal on the LPU campus after the overnight protests.
The students who were protesting claimed that in the last 10 days, there had been a second suicide reported on the campus outside of Jalandhar.
In the face of a heavy police presence, the protesting students demanded to know what led to both suicide cases.
Additionally, they asserted that the news of the first suicide was kept quiet because the university administration resolved the situation “behind closed doors.”
According to Jaspreet Singh, deputy commissioner of police, “We received information about the suicide of the university’s first-year student at around 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, and a police squad was sent to the varsity for an inquiry, which sealed the area.”
Students gathered in large numbers late on Tuesday, holding signs reading “we want justice,” as word of the suicide spread “slogans. They urged that the situation be thoroughly investigated. The cops were forced to use a gentle lathi charge to scatter the student protestors.
“We are devastated to communicate the news of the regrettable tragedy, where one of our students has taken his life,” LPU said in a statement. The student’s suicide letter, which was found during the police investigation, indicates that he took this extreme measure as a result of personal issues he was experiencing at his previous school, the NIT Calicut (Kerala), where he had studied for two years.
“Last day, there was confusion among the other students as a result of a lack of understanding, which led to commotion on the university campus in the late afternoon. Students have been given a full explanation of the situation by the police and university officials. The university is presently tranquil, and all students are attending classes and taking exams without incident.