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Protest over student's death turns violent in Ghaziabad

Press Trust of India
Mar 05, 2013 at 03:06am IST

Ghaziabad: Students protesting the death of a second year BCA student went on a rampage at their private institute, smashing window panes of five cars besides blocking an arterial road in Ghaziabad.

The students of ITS Management institute were protesting the death of their fellow college mate, Vikrant Tyagi, whom they claimed died on Sunday due to nervous breakdown after teachers admonished him a day before for posting comments about a girl on networking site Facebook.

They alleged that officials of the institute made no efforts to take Vikrant to hospital even after his health deteriorated rapidly.

Protest over student's death turns violent in Ghaziabad

The students alleged that officials of the institute made no efforts to take Vikrant to hospital even after his health deteriorated rapidly.

Angered by the incident, the students went berserk inside the campus where they smashed flower pots, broke window panes of the classrooms and five cars there.

Police took control of the situation and pushed the agitating students outside the campus. The students then took over to the street and blockaded the busy GT Road for over an hour. They demanded that a police case be registered against the two teachers who admonished Vikrant besides five other faculty members.

Meanwhile, secretary at ITS College Bharat Bhushan Arora said the entire course fees paid for the deceased will be returned to the family. He also said the institute is ready to help the affected family in all possible ways.

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