Body of student found dead in Delhi reaches home

Family members allege a lecturer sought bribe from him

December 05, 2018 12:42 am | Updated 12:42 am IST - VISAKHAPATNAM

The body of Nalli Hemanth Kumar (19), who was found dead on the railway tracks in Delhi, reached his residence at Maddi village in Padmanabham mandal in Visakhapatnam district on Tuesday.

The final rites were conducted by the family members, as villagers in large number expressed their grief.

It may be recalled that Delhi police found body of Hemanth, a first-year student of Nagpur-based college, on the railway tracks on December 2 and informed the family members.

After conducting post-mortem at LHM College New Delhi, the body was brought to Vizag on Tuesday.

From the note received from his pocket and as per the WhatsApp message, which he sent to his father, it was ascertained that his (Hemanth) Engineering Graphics lecturer had allegedly asked him a bribe of ₹5,000 for each of the seven semesters (All four years), failing which he had threatened to reduce his marks, both in practicals and theory examination.

“In the WhatsApp message which we received from Hemanth on December 1 at around 11 a.m., Hemanth said that in that college, everything happens on payment of money. Most of the seats are sold for ₹1.5 to ₹3 lakh. Many genuine and talented students fail to get admission over payment seats,” alleged Mr. Prasad, uncle of Hemanth Kumar.

Prasad also told The Hindu , “Hemanth had joined the college just four months back on merit. May be the college management wanted to squeeze some money by threatening him.”

Nalli Hemanth Kumar, is the only child of N Venkata Govardhana Giri, a farmer from Maddi village. Family members say that Hemanth Kumar was very good at studies. He had secured over 90% marks in Class X and even in Intermediate.

Probe demanded

“The police should take strict action against the college. An inquiry should be conducted over the incident. Hemanth also wrote that he had pleaded with the lecturer to spare him, as he was in no position to pay such sum, but his requests fell on dead ears,” said Mr. Prasad.

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