Protests After Punjabi Student Commits Suicide Due to Harassment in Kanathur

A Punjabi student named J.T Singh committed suicide after harassment by Academy of Maritime Education and Training (AMET) University’s management.

A 21-year old student at the Academy of Maritime Education and Training (AMET) University in Kanathur, reportedly committed suicide by hanging in his room on Friday night.

There are many versions as to the cause of suicide. Other students charged that he took the extreme step after he was allegedly harassed by the college management.

On Saturday evening, a large number of students staged a protest.

According to police, the deceased, J.T. Singh from Punjab, had completed his course at the university. “He had to repeat a semester due to disciplinary action initiated against him. He met the college principal recently and there was some discussion between the two,” said a police officer.

Following this, Singh reportedly went to the room and ended his life on Friday night. His friends found him hanging. “There was also a suicide note in his room. It speaks about a professor. Singh does not blame him for his death but wants him to stop harassing students,” said a police officer.

Singh’s body was taken to the Government Royapettah Hospital for post-mortem. Kanathur Police registered a case and are investigating.

As news spread of Singh’s death, on Saturday night, thousands of angry students barged into the college campus and protested against the management.

The police and senior staff of the college pacified the students.

The suicide prevention helpline can be reached at: 044-24640050.

Via: The Hindu

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