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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Assam: IIT Ghy Suicide case: Student's death to get a new concrete probe! - The North East Today




Guwahati: The family of IIT Guwahati student Tushar Yadav, who was found dead in a hostel in September 2014, appeared vindicated, when the court of the additional chief judicial magistrate (ACJM) of Assam observed on January 20 that there is a strong possibility the Gurgaon boy’s death was not suicide as claimed by cops, and ordered a concrete probe into the matter by a competent official under supervision of Assam DGP. Tushar’s parents Narender Singh and Bindu Yadav had alleged their son had been killed after being ragged.

Resident of Sector 39 in Gurgaon, Tushar was a first-semester student of electronics and communication engineering at IIT Guwahati, when he was found dead on campus on the intervening night of September 13-14, 2014. Assam Police suspected Tushar had committed suicide by jumping from the fourth floor of his hostel.

But his parents insisted cops had neglected crucial pieces of evidence. A case was finally registered against unidentified accused on September 26, 2014, at Jalukbari police station, Kamrup district, Guwahati, under sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 302 (murder) of IPC, vide FIR number 710/2014.

In August 2016, Assam Police filed a closure report. It read: “The … incident is not the outcome of criminal act of others … though Yadav was a brilliant student, he could not cope with pressure of higher study and there is every possibility he was suffering from mental depression. He might have believed he wouldn’t be able to fulfil expectations which may be the reason for ending life.”

On December 9, 2016, Tushar’ father filed objections to the report. Questions he raised included: Photograph of the site obtained from police show hook and zip of Tushar’s trousers, and buttons of his shirt, were open. There were visible scars on Tushar’s body that hinted he was physically abused before death.

In it’s eight-page verdict, the court of ACJM accused the probe agency of not exploring contradictory statements of witnesses. It dismissed the investigating officer’s contention that Tushar was ill and couldn’t cope with academic pressure, or that no one had heard the sound of the body falling from great height between 12.30am and 1am, especially with the IIT canteen nearby being open till 3am. The autopsy report shows death was due to injury to the vertebrae, but in the photograph, he could be seen with a bent knee, lying on one side. Also, the suicide note was not in Tushar’s handwriting.

The court’s verdict has castigated the police report on several other counts. Tushar’s illness, which is it’s main focus, was for urinary tract infection and typhoid, for which he was in a hospital. But at the time, his doctor did not notice him suffering from mental depression.

 “The court has stated the probe was one-sided, I hope the people responsible will be behind bars soon,” Tushar’s father said.

Source:The Times of India.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Fresh probe into city boy’s death at IIT Guwahati - Nyoooz


Summary: Also, the suicide note was not in Tushar's handwriting.The court's verdict has castigated the police report on several other counts. Tushar's illness, which is it's main focus, was for urinary tract infection and typhoid, for which he was in a hospital. Assam Police suspected Tushar had committed suicide by jumping from the fourth floor of his hostel.But his parents insisted cops had neglected crucial pieces of evidence. He might have believed he wouldn't be able to fulfil expectations which may be the reason for ending life. The autopsy report shows death was due to injury to the vertebrae, but in the photograph, he could be seen with a bent knee, lying on one side.

GURUGRAM: The family of IIT Guwahati student Tushar Yadav , who was found dead in a hostel in September 2014, appeared vindicated, when the court of the additional chief judicial magistrate (ACJM) of Assam observed on January 20 that there is a strong possibility the Gurgaon boy's death was not suicide as claimed by cops, and ordered a concrete probe into the matter by a competent official under supervision of Assam DGP 

Tushar's parents Narender Singh and Bindu Yadav had alleged their son had been killed after being ragged.Resident of Sector 39 in Gurgaon, Tushar was a first-semester student of electronics and communication engineering at IIT Guwahati, when he was found dead on campus on the intervening night of September 13-14, 2014. Assam Police suspected Tushar had committed suicide by jumping from the fourth floor of his hostel.But his parents insisted cops had neglected crucial pieces of evidence.

A case was finally registered against unidentified accused on September 26, 2014, at Jalukbari police station, Kamrup district, Guwahati, under sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 302 (murder) of IPC, vide FIR number 710/2014.In August 2016, Assam Police filed a closure report. 

It read: "The ... incident is not the outcome of criminal act of others ... though Yadav was a brilliant student, he could not cope with pressure of higher study and there is every possibility he was suffering from mental depression. He might have believed he wouldn't be able to fulfil expectations which may be the reason for ending life."

On December 9, 2016, Tushar' father filed objections to the report. Questions he raised included: Photograph of the site obtained from police show hook and zip of Tushar's trousers, and buttons of his shirt, were open. There were visible scars on Tushar's body that hinted he was physically abused before death. In it's eight-page verdict, the court of ACJM accused the probe agency of not exploring contradictory statements of witnesses. It dismissed the investigating off...

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/fresh-probe-into-city-boys-death-at-iit/articleshow/56924427.cms

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Fresh probe into city boy’s death at IIT Guwahati - TNN

Fresh probe into city boy’s death at IIT Guwahati
Sanjay Yadav | TNN | Updated: Feb 2, 2017, 07.57 AM IST

IIT Guwahati student Tushar Yadav, who was found dead in a hostel in September 2014, appeared vindicated, when the court of the additional chief judicial magistrate (ACJM) of Assam observed on January 20 that there is a strong possibility the Gurgaon boy's death was not suicide as claimed by cops, and ordered a concrete probe into the matter by a competent official under supervision of Assam DGP. Tushar's parents Narender Singh and Bindu Yadav had alleged their son had been killed after being ragged. 


GURUGRAM: The family of Resident of Sector 39 in Gurgaon, Tushar was a first-semester student of electronics and communication engineering at IIT Guwahati, when he was found dead on campus on the intervening night of September 13-14, 2014. Assam Police suspected Tushar had committed suicide by jumping from the fourth floor of his hostel.

But his parents insisted cops had neglected crucial pieces of evidence. A case was finally registered against unidentified accused on September 26, 2014, at Jalukbari police station, Kamrup district, Guwahati, under sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 302 (murder) of IPC, vide FIR number 710/2014. 

In August 2016, Assam Police filed a closure report. It read: "The ... incident is not the outcome of criminal act of others ... though Yadav was a brilliant student, he could not cope with pressure of higher study and there is every possibility he was suffering from mental depression. He might have believed he wouldn't be able to fulfil expectations which may be the reason for ending life." 

On December 9, 2016, Tushar' father filed objections to the report. Questions he raised included: Photograph of the site obtained from police show hook and zip of Tushar's trousers, and buttons of his shirt, were open. There were visible scars on Tushar's body that hinted he was physically abused before death.

In it's eight-page verdict, the court of ACJM accused the probe agency of not exploring contradictory statements of witnesses. It dismissed the investigating officer's contention that Tushar was ill and couldn't cope with academic pressure, or that no one had heard the sound of the body falling from great height between 12.30am and 1am, especially with the IIT canteen nearby being open till 3am. The autopsy report shows death was due to injury to the vertebrae, but in the photograph, he could be seen with a bent knee, lying on one side. Also, the suicide note was not in Tushar's handwriting. 

The court's verdict has castigated the police report on several other counts. Tushar's illness, which is it's main focus, was for urinary tract infection and typhoid, for which he was in a hospital. But at the time, his doctor did not notice him suffering from mental depression.

Tushar's father Narender told TOI, "The court has stated the probe was one-sided, I hope the people responsible will be behind bars soon," he said.


Bihar student commits suicide in Kota - PagalGuy

1 Feb, 2017


A student from Bihar committed suicide in Kota yesterday. What made the case suspicious is that the student had come to Kota for coaching, but reportedly never went to any coaching institute in the city.
Police informed that Abhishek Kumar Yadav (17) of the Madhubhani region of Bihar was found hanging in his room in a paying guest accommodation in Mahaveer Nagar First area of the city yesterday. The owner of the PG accommodation informed police about the incident after which they arrived and took the dead body in their possession.

Awadhesh Kumar, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) said that the student had filled the admission form of a coaching institute in the past but had not taken admission. “The student was not going to any coaching institute as per the prima facie information,” he said. He had arrived in Kota for coaching for IIT-JEE. No suicide note has been recovered from the room of the student so the reasons behind the suicide are not clear. 

The ASI said that it is not clear what the student was doing in Kota.


The postmortem will be conducted upon the arrival of the parents of the deceased student. Kumar said that the police is investigating the case.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

IIT-Kharagpur Adivasi student kills himself on Rohith Shahadat Din - Indian Express

By Express News Service  |   Published: 20th January 2017 08:21 PM  |  

KOLKATA: The death anniversary of University of Hyderabad (UoH) research scholar Rohith Vemula was marred by another suicide of an Adivasi student of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur who killed himself on railway tracks near industrial town Kharagpur in West Bengal on January 17.

“The body of Lokesh Meena, the 20-year-old third-year civil engineering student, was found mowed down by a locomotive engine on the railway tracks between Madpur and Jakpur stations, some 20 km from IIT Campus. Post mortem has been conducted and the body handed over to his father Rampal Meena, who identified his son,” a GRP official told Express.


Picture of deceased IIT Kharagpur student Lokesh Meena. | EPS

A native of  Dausa , a district in Rajasthan was Lokesh had gone missing from his room in Radhakrishna Hall on the campus since Sunday morning. After the initial failed searches by Lokesh’s friends in various places he frequents, the students alerted the hostel warden about Lokesh and a missing diary was lodged in Hijli Police outpost inside the campus, sources revealed.
Though the cause of suicide is yet to be ascertained, sources revealed that the deceased was depressed for the past few months, which may be because of detection of a curable disease a few months back.


The locomotive driver had informed Jakpur railway station authorities of the suicide who in turn alerted the GRP officials. The GRP and Kharagpur police are separately conducting investigations into the suicide case to ascertain the exact reason behind the extreme step.