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Social stigma may have led to his suicide

delhi Updated: Nov 27, 2011 23:24 IST
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It was apparently the continued interrogation by the north district police into the Ramjas College admission scam that forced Akhil Gupta, 21, to take his own life.

Gupta committed suicide by jumping from the terrace of his house in west Delhi's Paschim Vihar on Friday evening.

Sources in local police said that he was under a lot of stress ever since he was named in the FIR filed at Maurice Nagar police station.

"Youth should be questioned in a proper manner. It was his mistake that he used fake marksheets to obtain admission, but since he was just 21-years-old, he should have been given a chance to correct his mistake," a senior police officer said, adding, "He must have felt that his career was over as his admission was cancelled by Ramjas College.

The north district police have so far registered 28 FIRs in the ongoing admission scam against 28 students.

As part of the investigation, accused students and their parents have been called in for questioning on numerous occasions.

"Since they are not hardcore criminals, questioning by police can affect them badly," the officer added.

The FIR against Gupta was registered on November 15.