GUWAHATI: A first-year student from Cotton University’s Higher Secondary (HS) section succumbed to her injuries at Nemcare Hospital on Wednesday around 4 pm.
The young student had been battling for her life since Tuesday when she fell from the second floor of Manik Chandra building (MCB) on the university grounds.
The circumstances surrounding the fall remain shrouded in mystery, with conflicting narratives emerging.
The incident, initially perceived as a possible suicide attempt due to mental distress, has taken a dark turn as the victim’s parents allege premeditated murder within the university premises.
The university community is in shock, grappling with the conflicting accounts and awaiting the results of the police inquiry into the incident.
While some students are cautious not to hastily accept the family’s allegations, there is an undercurrent of concern regarding the safety and well-being of students within the academic institution.
Earlier on December 12, the girl was admitted to Nemcare Hospital in a critical condition, suffering severe injuries to her head and chest, as reported by hospital authorities.
Despite medical efforts, the student’s condition remained dire, leading to her unfortunate demise.
The Cotton University Students Union had suspected suicide when the incident occurred on December 12.
A union representative had shared that the student had jumped from the second floor but expressed uncertainty regarding the motive behind the extreme step.
Adding to the complexity of the case, a note discovered in the student’s room with the words, “It was all my fault,” has fuelled suspicions of a suicide attempt.
As the investigation unfolds, Cotton University finds itself at the centre of a distressing chapter, raising questions about the mental health support systems in place and the need for a thorough examination of the circumstances leading to the tragic incident.