Hinting that some personal problem may have driven Dana Sangma, who committed suicide on April 24 hours after she was accused of cheating in the final examination, representatives of Amity University, Haryana, claimed personal reasons could have driven the 21-year-old to commit suicide.
"There is feedback that Dana Sangma was using her phone continuously for a few days, sometimes throughout the night before the incident. She was also found crying in the hallway," said Savita Mehta, vice-president (communications), Amity Group.
"There may be some personal reasons that led to big mental pressure on Dana.”
Dana's family and friends have alleged that she was insulted and abused on racial grounds by an exam invigilator.
"A five-member team has conducted an internal inquiry. We have questioned a large number of students, including those present in the exam hall, but no evidence of racial bias could be found," said Amity Haryana's deputy vice-chancellor Major General (retd.) BS Suhag.