He had allegedly been threatened after complaining against the hostel food.

Kerala engineering student attempts suicide allegedly after harassment from management Image for representation only
news Education Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 19:39

A 20-year-old engineering student from Kerala attempted to kill himself in the wee hours of Sunday, after allegedly facing  harassment from the college management. 

Arshak, who hails from Thiruvananthapuram is a second-year student at Vellappally Natesan College of Engineering at Kayamkulam in Alappuzha district. 

Arshak had cut the veins on his right hand and was attempting to hang himself, when his roommates intervened. Arshak, who was rushed to a nearby hospital, is now recovering, said the police. 

Reports suggest that alleged harassment meted out to him by the college management forced him to attempt suicide. He was reportedly upset over the management allegedly threatening to dismiss him from the college hostel for complaining against bad food at the mess, said police. 

Regional media reports state that Arshak had eaten outside on Saturday following which, the management called up his family and allegedly threatened them.

Following this, Arshak retired to his room. The police also found notes that read "I Quit" from his hostel room. 

The Vallikkunnam police have registered a case against Subhash Vasu, one of the authorities from the college management and college principal Ganesh. 

"A case has been registered against the two for abetment of suicide," Vallikkunnam Sub-Inspector told TNM.

Subhash Vasu is reportedly the state secretary of Bharat Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS). The college was started in 2009 and SNDP Yogam general secretary and BDJS leader Vellappally Natesan is its patron. 

SFI and DYFI conducted protest march to the college on Sunday afternoon and pelted stones at the buildings. 

 

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