Student jumps off Thane college building, dies
Suresh Savrate, a second-year pharmacy student of VMHP Shah College of Pharmacy in Kasarwadavali, jumped to his death from the sixth floor of the college building on Tuesday.india Updated: Jul 14, 2010 01:50 IST
Suresh Savrate, a second-year pharmacy student of VMHP Shah College of Pharmacy in Kasarwadavali, jumped to his death from the sixth floor of the college building on Tuesday.
Savrate (20) had reportedly been sick for the past few days but the reason for his suicide is not known. His roommates said they never saw any suicidal tendencies in him. He allegedly had an argument with his family after which he jumped, according to the college authorities.
Ashok Morale, DCP (Zone V), said, “He hailed from Parbhani and today was his first day of second-year college. He stayed with four roommates in Vijay Park and had returned from home on Sunday.”
“We found some anti-malaria tablets indicating he was suffering from malaria. Probably he was depressed, though we can’t say anything. We have informed his parents,” he added. The police found a cellphone on the ground with six missed calls from the Savrate’s father.
“He jumped from the restricted section on the sixth floor. It was a storage area thus no one was around when he jumped. He was a good student so we don’t think academic pressure was the reason,” said principal Sudha Rathod.
“Someone saw him arguing on his cellphone. He threw his phone and jumped. Later there were six missed calls from his father. We suspect he was having family trouble.”
Rahul Jadhav, his roommate said, “He always shared his problems with us. He was a little off colour last few days but we thought it was due to fever. Today morning he went to college at 8.30 am, before I woke up and came back within half an hour claiming he is not well. When I left he was home.”
Jadhav said he had no idea of Savrate suffering from any problem in college or back home. “We were good friends since the last one year. He loved studying and wanted to become a pharmacist,” he added.
First Published: Jul 14, 2010 01:47 IST