Staff Reporter

Falls to death from the second floor of college building

VIJAYAWADA: A college student died under mysterious circumstances after he fell down from the second floor of the college building on Mahatma Gandhi Road on Friday. The police said that the boy committed suicide and he wrote a note addressed to his mother.

Mohammed Asif (17) joined Sri Chaitanya Junior College's M.G. Road campus last week. He got admission to senior Intermediate with MPC group. A native of Warangal, Asif studied the first year of Intermediate in S.R. College there.

Classrooms of the senior MPC group students were located on the second floor of the five-storeyed building and the students came out on to the verandah for an interval at 10.30 a.m. Students and lecturers heard a crackling sound of the breaking of a glass windowpane and saw Asif in a pool of blood in the portico. The college management informed the police, who reached there and took Asif to a private hospital. As doctors refused to admit him, the police shifted Asif to Government General Hospital around 11.35 a.m. However, the doctors declared him "brought dead."

"I do not know as to what happened in the verandah. I came out of my classroom on hearing the glass-breaking sound and found Asif in a pool of blood in the ground floor. I informed our Principal immediately," said B. Samuel Raju, lecturer in Economics. Assistant Commissioner of Police (Central Zone) M. Satyanarayana Rao said that Asif wrote a letter, addressed to his mother Anjum, in which he said that he had decided to end his life as he failed in three subjects in the first year and could not clear them even in the supplementary examination.

"Asif put the letter in the pocket of one of his classmates before jumping from the verandah," he said.

Ms. Anjum lost her husband Akbaruddin 15 years ago. She moved over to Vijayawada a week ago only to take personal care of her only son Asif. "I wanted to see him as an engineer and came here only for him. For whom should I live now?" asked a wailing Anjum.

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