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Chandigarh: A new twist has come in the case of suicide by a student at Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar. A suicide note has been found which states that one of the professors of National Institute of Technology, Calicut had forced her to leave NIT, Calicut last year.
The professor alleged by the victim in the suicide note is Professor Prasad Krishna, Director, NITC National Institute of Technology Calicut.
The victim, 21-year-old Akhil S Dileep, was earlier at the National Institute of Technology, Calicut (NITC), a prestigious engineering college, and has to clear the IIT JEE exam to get admission here.
Akhil has alleged that he was asked to leave NITC. He had failed in some examinations after which he was asked to leave the institute. Thereafter, he joined Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar as a graduate of design student. He was a first year student here.
Earlier, Congress leader from Punjab Sukhpal Singh Khaira had tweeted that there should be a thorough investigation into the suicide in the LPU campus as it is owned by AAP’s Rajya Sabha member Ashok Mittal.
Mittal is the Chancellor of LPU. The protesters have alleged that this is the second death by suicide of a student on the LPU campus in the last 10 days.
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Earlier, it was thought by the students that the ongoing trend on the campus could lead to suicide, which led to a major protest after the suicide note appeared, ruling out any such possibility.
The suicide at LPU comes days after the video leak incident on the Chandigarh University campus in which three accused, including a student, were arrested.