Probe on into student's death

Staff Reporter

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The city police are investigating the suspected suicide of a first-year civil engineering student who was found dead by hanging in his house at Kowdiar on Tuesday.

The deceased, Ajoob Ajith, was a student of the Sarabhai Institute of Science and Technology, Vellanadu. Circle Inspector, Museum, C. K. Dinil said the police found a letter tucked away in a notebook during a search of his room.

The letter, purportedly written by certain girl students of the college, was addressed to the Vice-Principal of the institution. The signatories alleged harassment and ragging by certain senior students of the engineering college.

Mr. Dinil said the police would talk to the students and faculty members to ascertain whether the letter was original or fake.

The police said so far they had no evidence that Ajoob was ragged in college. Relatives of Ajoob had raised the allegation that the student had committed suicide fearing bullying and ragging in college.