Engineering student found dead in college toilet

Engineering student found dead in college toilet Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 10 (PTI): An 18-year-old firstyear civil engineering student of the College of Engineeringhere was found dead under suspicious circumstances in a toiletinside the campus on Saturday night, police said.

While Ratheesh Kumar's classmates and friends allegedthat he had been facing a threat from some drug peddlers nearhis home at Neyyatinkara here, police said investigation wasin progress and they would look into the charges.

Ratheesh, who had come to the campus attend a series ofexaminations on November 7, had been missing since then.

His body was found hanging in a toilet of the collegecampus on Saturday night by a security guard.

Police said they began a search for Kumar after collegeauthorities informed them about the student missing on Nov 7.

College Principal Giji C V, said the student had not shownany suicidal tendencies.

The college authorities had been told that some membersof the drug mafia had attacked him and his house earlier.

Some of Ratheesh's classmates said he had told them thathe was facing a threat from some drug peddlers near his homewho had attacked him after he allegedly passed on informationagainst them to excise officials. PTI UD APRAPR APR