Hyderabad: A teenage boy studying Intermediate Second year allegedly attempted suicide on Monday (11 September) evening after he was beaten up by the lecturer at his college. he student who has been identified as V Sanjay, 17, jumped off the 5th floor of his residential building and sustained multiple fractures. The victim was immediately rushed to a hospital where he is in a critical condition.
The 17-year-old student who is studying BiPC at Sri Gayathri Junior College in Champapet, Hyderabad took the extreme step after returning home from college. Before jumping, He reportedly called up his parents, telling them the reason behind to take the extreme step.
“He came back at around 6.30 pm and straight away went to the fifth floor of our apartment.He called me at 6.40 pm and told me that he was jumping. Before we could do anything, he had taken the extreme step,” Manik Prabhu, Sanjay’s father told The Times of India.
“Before jumping, he told me that he was beaten black and blue by three lecturers in the college because he had scribbled something on the benches of his classroom. He said he felt humiliated and decided to end his life,” Prabhu added.
“The student had scribbled obscene messages on the benches following which we had asked him to call his parents for discussions. The allegation that the boy was beaten up by the lecturers is false,” claimed Santosh Reddy, vice principal of Sri Gayathri Junior College.
College authorities refuted the parent’s claims saying that the messages scribbled on Sanjay’s desk were obscene. They also said that he was only asked to tell his father to meet the college principal the next day.
Sanjay has stuck to his allegations and named two faculty members Sandeep and Vamsi and principal Rohit for thrashing him. Based on a complaint from the father, The three accused have been booked under sections 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and 109 (abetment to commission of any offence) of the IPC.
Meanwhile, Sanjay’s family is demanding Rs 15 lakh in damages from the college, but college authorities have only offered to pay for his medical expenses.