Kashmir student ends life in Rajasthan over delay in admission through scholarship

Shiekh Junaid
Srinagar: A Kashmiri student committed suicide after he was allegedly denied admission for three months by Shekhawat Engineering College Dundlod in Rajasthan, awaiting scholarship from government.

Paradoxically, the student Tawseef Ahmad Peer son of Ghulam Nabi Peer a resident of Diver village Lolab Kupwara was putting up in the College hostel allegedly allotted to him by the college officials.

“As we returned from a conference (Ijtima), we found the hostel room locked from inside and despite knocking there was no response. Then we peeped through the window, we saw Tawseef hanging from the ceiling,” on the student’s of the college told GNS over phone from Rajasthan.

He said that they immediately informed the college authorities who later called local police which took the custody of the body and sent it for post-mortem.

While post-mortem report is awaited, concerned police officer of the police station Mukhangarh in district Jhunjunu, when contacted told GNS that a case under relevant sections of law have registered and investigation taken up.

Meanwhile, the students said that Twaseef was staying alongwith two other students in the hostel room which was allotted to him by the college authorities.

Tawseef had left home some three months back after he was promised admission on the scholarship by some consultancy based in Anantnag. It was the consultancy which had managed stay of Tawseef in the college hostel, the student said. He said that Tawseef was agitated over delay in his admission and apparently he took the extreme step in this background.

Meanwhile repeated attempts to contact the college authorities did no fructify.

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