Firozabad : According to authorities, five persons have been booked in connection with the death of a 21-year-old first-year student here, including the principal of a medical college. According to reports, the student, Shailendra Shankhwar, was found hanging from the ceiling in his hostel room at the Autonomous State Medical College. A committee has been constituted to investigate the event, according to District Magistrate Ravi Ranjan.
According to Additional Superintendent of Police (City) Sarvesh Kumar Mishra, a case has been registered under section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the IPC against five people, including the college principal Dr Sangeeta Aneja and Controller of Examination Gaurav Singh, based on a complaint lodged by the student’s father, Uday Singh Shankhwar.
According to the complaint, Singh reportedly threatened not to allow Shailendra to take an examination on the principal’s orders. Casteist slurs, he claims, were also directed towards him.
According to authorities, the student’s final rites were performed on Sunday amid strict security, and a post-mortem examination was also performed. Shankhwar had an exam on Saturday, according to the police. When he did not arrive at the test hall, the college personnel went to his hostel room to check on him and discovered that it was locked from the inside.
According to him, when the staff smashed through the door, they discovered Shankhwar, a first-year MBBS student, hanging from the ceiling. Students stopped the highway in front of the Firozabad district hospital for about four hours after learning of the apparent suicide, demanding action against the college principal and the dormitory warden. Police officers were successful in convincing the students to evacuate the route.