FIRST YEAR student of the College of Engineering Science and Technology at Mohanlalganj, Ishan Verma, committed suicide hanging himself at his friends’ residence in Ashiana.
In his suicide note, Ishan held his Maths teacher, Jitendra Singh Yadav, responsible for his taking the extreme step.
Ishan’s father, Rajendra Verma, head cashier in Central Bank of India, has lodged a named FIR against Yadav, as well as college director AK Raja in this connection.
The incident took place on Wednesday but the matter was reported to the SSP office on Thursday. Ishan, a student of Information Technology (IT), wrote in his suicide note (see inset) that Yadav used to harass him regularly. “It is because of my Maths teacher that I am committing suicide. No one else is to be held responsible for my death,” Ishan wrote in his suicide note.
Ishan’s family members alleged that Ishan was having tea outside the college on Tuesday when Yadav arrived and dragged him inside the college.
“He was brutally assaulted and suspended for 10 days. Yadav did this at the behest of director AK Raja,” claimed Rajendra. He said Ishan had been suspended from the college a couple of days back too.
Ishan’s mother Madhubala said the college administration did not inform the family about Ishan’s suspension. “When he was suspended for the second time, he must have been ashamed and thus taken the extreme step,” she said.
Rajendra told the police that his son had left by the college bus at 10.10 am on Tuesday. But, when he did not return, the parents checked up with Ishan’s friends.
On Wednesday, the family came to know that Ishan had committed suicide at his friend’s residence—3/196, sector H Ashiyana. “Ishan’s mobile phone was switched off from Tuesday night. Three of my son’s colleagues used to live on rent at the Ashiana house where he committed suicide,” Rajendra said.
The college director and maths teacher could not be contacted. The college is closed for two days, hence, even cops have not been able to interact with the college authorities.