Students at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have threatened to go on strike if the Union health minister does not order a probe into the undergraduate student’s suicide.
A day after suspending their relay hunger strike, the students body warned the AIIMS administration on Saturday and said they will resume the stir if a probe is not ordered.
The students had been protesting after 22-year-old Anil Meena from Rajasthan’s Baran district was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his hostel room. While no suicide note was recovered, the police officials said Meena was struggling to cope with the strict study pattern of the institute.
“We have not ended but just suspended the strike. If a judicial inquiry is not ordered into the suicide, we will go on strike again,” said Mahendra Meena from AIIMS students union.
The students’ union alleged that the examination rules were changed after Meena sat for the last exam. “We have documents to prove that some exam assessment rules were changed after Meena sat for the exam. This unprecedented change put him under stress as his performance deteriorated,” the students union member added.
AIIMS director Dr. RC Deka had once again appointed former UGC chief Sukhdev Thorat to probe the alleged discrimination against Meena, who was from the reserved category.