Protesting students of Dronacharya College of Engineering in Gurgaon’s Khentawas village alleged that 19-year-old Kshitija Babbar, a third-semester student who died of cardiac arrest on Wednesday, did not get medical assistance on time.
The students said the college authorities did not arrange for proper treatment at the premises and did not shift her to hospital on time.
The college authorities, however, claimed Kshitija was rushed to a private hospital in 11 minutes. They said she had fainted at 2.56pm on Wednesday and taken to hospital at 3.07pm.
“It is unfortunate that we lost our student… She had fainted a couple of times earlier as well. She was walking towards the college bus when she fainted and was immediately rushed to a private hospital in Farukhnagar where doctor said her heart was not responding. She was then was taken to Medicity,” said Prof SK Yadav, head of Computer Science and Engineering department.
Sources said the students had allegedly planned the attack on Wednesday and arranged hockey sticks and stones in advance.
The incident took place when the faculty was on the podium for a condolence meet. Some students climbed the podium and started misbehaving with the faculty. The topic soon changed from condoling the student’s death to other issues of the college.
Before teachers could understand what was happening, a college bus was set on fire. Students armed with hockey sticks and stones damaged vehicles inside the campus. They attacked teachers and did not spare even women. Students also vent their anger over water, electricity and food issues.
DCP South Maheshwar Dayal said, “The management has not filed any complaint against students but we are investigating.”
Chairman of the college Satish Yadav said: “We have intimated parents about the incident. We do not want to file any case against our students but they have been warned.”