A student accused of having used a forged mark-sheet to secure admission at Delhi University's Ramjas College allegedly committed suicide at his residence in Mianwali Nagar here earlier this week.

Akhil Gupta was a first-year B.A. (Economic Hons.) student at Ramjas College. While conducting an enquiry, the college authorities found that he had purportedly submitted a forged Class XII mark-sheet to get admission. They lodged a complaint with the police, following which a case was registered against him at the Maurice Nagar police station on November 15.

The police suspect that Akhil was under tremendous stress after he learnt that a case had been registered against him and that he took the extreme step on Friday early morning. Akhil allegedly jumped to his death from the third floor of his residence.

“We are not sure whether he had been summoned for questioning in connection with the case. Statements of his family members would be recorded to ascertain what exactly transpired,” said a police officer. Akhil's father runs a shoe factory in Nangloi.

The Ramjas College authorities have identified 24 first-year and five second-year students who had submitted fake documents to obtain admission. Based on their complaints, the police have so far registered 28 cases. While investigations are under way to establish the role of individual students, the police are also trying to ascertain if an organised gang was involved.

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