Student commits suicide in Punjab’s private university, protests by peers IG News

Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh told the media, “We received information about the suicide of a first year student of the university at around 5.30 pm on September 20, following which a police team reached the university for investigation and sealed the spot.”

Police said the student’s parents have been informed and the matter is being investigated.

An official of the Kapurthala district administration appealed to the students not to believe in any rumours.

LPU said that it is saddened by the unfortunate incident.

“Preliminary investigation by the police, and the contents of the suicide note point towards personal issues of the deceased. The university is providing full support to the authorities for further investigation.

In a statement posted on its Twitter handle, LPU said, “The University mourns the loss of the student and extends condolences to the bereaved family.”

The incident at the prestigious LPU comes four days after protests broke out on the Chandigarh University campus after some students claimed that a hostel had recorded several objectionable videos of female students in the washroom.

As the matter drew political backlash, Chandigarh University officials clarified that “no video of any student was found to be objectionable, except a private video shot by a girl that she shared with her boyfriend”. “.

Also dismissing reports of suicide attempt by some of the students who were allegedly filmed, the authorities said: “There are rumors that seven girls have committed suicide while the fact is that no girl has taken any such step.” “

Director General of Police Gaurav Yadav on September 19 constituted a three-member All Women Special Investigation Team (SIT) under the supervision of Additional DGP Gurpreet Dev to probe the allegations of Chandigarh University hostels.

The DGP had said that a student and two others have been arrested.

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