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19-year-old student falls to death from university roof during mountaineering demonstration

The police said following the accident, Aditi was rushed to the Metro Mass Hospital where she died of her injuries.

india Updated: Jul 24, 2017 23:02 IST
IIS University,Jaipur accident,CrPC
Officials said it has been learnt during the investigation that Aditi started learning mountaineering when she was three.(Representative photo)

A 19-year-old student fell to her death from the terrace of a private university on Monday morning during a demonstration of mountaineering activity.

The demonstration was being supervised by Sunil Sanghi, father of the deceased girl Aditi Sanghi. Sunil Sanghi is a rope climbing trainer, said officials.

Aditi was a BCA second year student at the IIS University.

According to the police, the incident happened around 10.30am when the students were taking turns in learning rock climbing.

“Aditi had done her bit of rock climbing demonstration...Preliminary investigation suggests that she somehow lost her balance which led to her fall from the sixth floor,” said sub inspector Hetram from Shipra Path police station.

The police said following the accident, Aditi was rushed to the Metro Mass Hospital where she died of her injuries.

Officials said it has been learnt during the investigation that Aditi started learning mountaineering when she was three.

“Aditi’s father is a mountaineering trainer and holds workshops in various institutions. We have registered a case under section 174 CrPC (unnatural death) and further investigation is on in the case,” said Mukesh Choudhary, station house officer, Shipra Path police station.

The police said that CCTV footage from the university pertaining to the incident will also be analysed.

According to the college administration, Aditi was also a part of her father’s team that was giving the mountaineering demonstration.

Registrar of the university, Raakhi Gupta said in a statement released to the media, “Sunil Sanghi is a trained instructor and imparts training every year to students of many educational institutions. It has been verified by Aditi Sanghi’s father in his testimony to the police that the above incident is an unfortunate accident.”

The statement added that his daughter was also a trained instructor and the university administration stands by the family in this hour of grief.

First Published: Jul 24, 2017 23:02 IST