Amity law student suicide: Family says college authorities harassed Sushant Rohilla

Noida, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 16 August 2016, 06:21 PM

Noida’s Amity University is under fire following the death of a law student Sushant Rohilla, who allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his Sarojini Nagar residence on August 10. Students on Tuesday protested outside the college after his family claimed that Sushant took this extreme step after being harassed by college authorities and was not promoted on account of shortage of attendance.

Jagdish Kumar, Sushant’s father, is a joint secretary in Rajya Sabha. The boy’s parents were not present at home when the incident took place.

Meanwhile, family members and friends of the 20-year-old student on Monday staged a protest outside the college in Noida, alleging foul play on the part of its authorities.

[WATCH: Statement of Sushant Rohilla's sister]

Sushant in his suicide note said that he was “ashamed of not being a good son, a good brother, and a good friend.” “It is unclear why he took the extreme step. He wrote he was a failure and did not wish to live,” a senior police officer was quoted as saying by a leading English daily.

After Sushant’s uncle’s post on Facebook went viral, it is now believed that the low attendance because of which he was not allowed to take exam could be the reason behind this extreme step.

Amity's clearification

All the students and management of Amity Law School are deeply saddened by the death of Sushant. His death is a huge loss for the university. The Amity Law School is affiliated to Guru Govind Singh IP University. The students were detained after IP university's decision. There is no role of Amity Law school in this. Student's family has said that Amity is not at fault.

First Published: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 05:56 PM

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