A 20-year-old student studying in an engineering college in Bengaluru hanged himself to death on Tuesday night, allegedly after the college refused to issue hall ticket for his exams.
Lokesh Eeranna, a fourth semester student of Aeronautical Engineering in MVJ College, was found hanging from the ceiling at his apartment in Kadugodi, where he shared the room with seven others.
On Tuesday evening, he told the others that he wanted to take a shower and locked himself up in the bedroom. When he did not return for a long time, his friends entered the room and found Lokesh hanging by a dupatta.
According to multiple media reports, Lokesh was one of the few students who staged a protest against the college management earlier in June, after they were denied hall tickets for an examination to be conducted in July. The college had done so citing the students' low attendance.
Lokesh's father Eeranna told The Times of India that his son had been depressed over not being able to write the exam.
Narrating how his son had been affected emotionally because of the incident, Eeranna said: "Lokesh had called me around 11am on Tuesday to say that the college management had refused to issue him hall ticket for the semester exam. I told him to request the principal. In the evening, he called my wife and said he was depressed as he won't get the hall ticket. I got a call from police in the night saying he has committed suicide."
He alleged that the college had failed to bring the matter of attendance shortage to his notice and that he would have intervened in the matter, if only he knew.
Eeranna then filed a complaint with Kadugodi police against the college management, after which, a case has been filed under section 306 of IPC (abetment of suicide).
Lokesh's body was reportedly sent to Vydehi hospital for postmortem.