He was a student of Commerce at Dayananda Sagar college in the city.

Assam student jumps to death from Bengaluru hostel building
news Death Monday, January 23, 2017 - 10:09

A 17-year-old student of a Bengaluru college jumped to death from the third floor of his college hostel building on Sunday.

Jehan Alam, a native of Assam, was a student of Commerce at Dayananda Sagar college and was staying at Kumara Swamy Layout hostel.

The incident reportedly took place at 2.30 pm. Alam came out of his room and told a few of his friends that he was going to end his life. He then climbed on to the parapet and leaped off.

Though he was rushed to the hospital, Alam was declared dead on arrival.

According to reports, Alam is suspected to have killed himself after the college authorities summoned his parents in the wake of a number of complaints that had been raised against him. It is learnt that his parents, who live in Mumbai, were expected to meet the college authorities on Monday. 

Hotel warden GS Manjunath told The Times of India that several students had complained that Alam had borrowed money from them. One of the complaints claimed that Alam broke into his friend's cupboard to steal money. Following this, the warden wrote to Alam's parents. 

DCP (South) S. D. Sharanappa told Deccan Chronicle that the police have recovered a suicide note from Alam's room. However, the officer refused to divulge details of the note. The report quotes an unnamed source as saying that Alam, in his letter, apologised to his parents for taking the extreme step.  

Alam's parents are expected to be in the city on Monday morning. The police have registered a case of unnatural death and are investigating. They will record the statements of his parents and classmates. 

Earlier on Thursday, a software engineer working at an MNC in Whitefield killed herself after she jumped off from the fourth floor of her office cafeteria. According to reports, Shobha was depressed over a legal dispute with family members. 


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