Khorda: A B.Sc. student from a private university in Jatni was found hanged in the university’s hostel room today, causing tension among other students at the educational establishment.
The B.Sc. student from the private university was studying in the fourth semester in the department of radiology. He has been identified as Bishnu Bharadwaj Pati of Jajpur.
Initially, some students spotted Pati’s body hanging from the hostel bedroom ceiling between 11 a.m. and noon. They immediately informed the university authorities and Pati was transported to AIIMS Bhubaneswar. Doctors at the hospital pronounced him dead.
One of Pati’s band mates said he took the fourth semester exam at the college center today morning. He didn’t seem bothered in any way, the batch mate added.
As soon as news of Pati’s death broke, university students locked the main gate in protest. They accused the authorities of the educational establishment of turning a blind eye to the robberies committed by final year students.
Jatni police officials arrived at the scene and launched the investigation. They examined the room in the inn where Pati was found hanged and sealed it.
Comments from private university authorities on the student’s death could not be obtained after repeated attempts.