Bengaluru: 18-year-old Engineering Student Kills Self, Parents Allege Harassment by Classmates, Faculty Member

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Bengaluru: 18-year-old Engineering Student Kills Self, Parents Allege Harassment by Classmates, Faculty Member

While her parents have blamed her four classmates and a faculty member or pushing her to take the extreme step, the college said that she was irregular to her classes and had even failed in some if the first-semester subjects.

Bengaluru, Feb 8: An 18-year-old engineering student on Wednesday hanged herself from a ceiling fan at her home in southwest Bengaluru. The student didn’t leave any suicide note. Her parents, however, allege that she was harassed by her classmates and a faculty member over losing the class representative elections.

The victim was studying civil engineering at Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Kumaraswamy Layout. While her parents have blamed her four classmates and a faculty member or pushing her to take the extreme step, the college said that she was irregular to her classes and had even failed in some if the first-semester subjects.

The police, for now, have booked the victim’s four classmates and a faculty member for pushing the young woman.

According to the reports, the victim’s elder sister had knocked on the door at around 3:30 PM. When there was no response, she looked through the window and found her sister hanging from the ceiling fan.

“I was shocked to see my younger sister hanging from the ceiling fan. I shouted for help and our security guard Lalu came running. He broke open the door of the bedroom. By then, other neighbours, too, had come,” police quoted Bhavana as saying,” her elder sister was quoted as saying by Times of India.