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Harsha suicide case: Probe ongoing in engineering college to determine management's role

Investigation into the death of an engineering student in Bengaluru is underway. The college management has been acused of abetment of suicide. Harsha was quizzed by college authorities for an act of vandalism on campus despite him denying his role. 

Harsha suicide case Probe ongoing in engineering college to determine management role
Bengaluru, First Published Oct 25, 2019, 2:40 PM IST

Bengaluru: Probe is underway in a private engineering college in Bengaluru after fourth-year student Harsha, committed suicide by jumping off the seventh floor of the college building. 

News agencies quoted Ishan Pant, deputy commissioner of police as saying that an inquiry has been initiated into the role of the college in Harsha’s suicide. Sri Harsha allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the seventh floor of the college building. 

The investigation is ongoing based on the FIR registered by the local police under Section 201 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the college. The complaint was filed by Harsha’s father G Vijay Bhaskar, who is a resident of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

Bhaskar named the college’s dean and two other officials for the reason behind his son’s death. Bhaskar stated in his FIR that his son was not part of the violence that took place in the college campus but was blamed for vandalising a CCTV camera. 

DCP Ishan Pant was quoted as saying that the investigating team will find out whether or not the management provoked Harsha into ending his life. 

While quizzing Harsha, a committee member had threatened to expel him from the college and withdraw his placement with a multinational firm from campus recruitment recently, leading Harsha to take the extreme step. 

The police are looking into complaints that say that the college authorities wiped off the blood stains from the spot where Harsha fell to his death. 

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