Two students at Assam universities found dead in separate incidents

Research Scholar Kangkan Kalita was found dead in his hostel room in the Tezpur Central University campus on Friday

Guwahati (Assam) , Oct 7 : A PhD scholar of Tezpur Central University and a postgraduate student of the Gauhati University have died in the last two days, reported news agency PTI.

Computer Science Engineering (CSE) research scholar Kangkan Kalita (31) was found dead in his hostel room in the Tezpur Central University campus on Friday, the report said.

When Kangkan did not take a scheduled examination in the morning hours, his friends in the afternoon went to his room in Saraighat CV Raman Mens Hostel where they found his door locked from inside,added the report.

When they peeped in from the sky window, they saw him lying in his bed and foaming at the mouth. On being informed, police retrieved the body and sent it for post-mortem to the Kanaklata Civil Hospital in Tezpur before sending it home to Garmur in Jorhat district, police said.

The post-mortem report is awaited, police added.

Kangkan was a first semester PhD student under Quality Improvement Program (QIP)in the Department of CSE and a faculty member in the Central Institute of Technology (CIT) Kokrajhar in the state, the report said.

Meanwhile, in Gauhati University, a postgraduate student identified as Himangshu Neog on Thursday night fell unconscious repeatedly, said the report .

He was rushed to the University hospital and then to the MMC Civil Hospital where he was declared “brought dead” by doctors, his parents said.

His parents have filed an FIR alleging that their son died due to negligence of the Gauhati University authorities which sent him to MMC Civil Hospital in an ambulance without a doctor or paramedical staff.

The FIR also said that there was no oxygen supply in the ambulance to aid the student who was suffering from breathlessness.

Police said his body has been sent for post-mortem to the Gauhati Medical College Hospital and the report is awaited.

Meanwhile, Gauhati University students protesting against the incident have locked up the university hospital saying it would not be opened until the medical facilities are improved. (Agencies).



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