Ghaziabad: A 19-year-old first year student of an engineering college near here allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the roof of the hostel and his family suspected that it was a fallout of ragging.
Abhishek Sahai, hailing from Ranchi in Jharkhand, apparently jumped from the roof of the hostel of S R M Institute of Engineering and Management in Modi Nagar, 20 kms from here, at around 9.30 pm last night, police said.
He was rushed to Fortis Hospital in Noida where he died this morning. His family has alleged that he was ragged by seniors and the incident could be linked to that, police said.
Superintendent of Police (Rural) M M Beg said the student's family has alleged that he was ragged and the matter is being probed from all angles.
Sahai's family members said he had earlier sent an SMS to one of his friends saying that he was being ragged. Sahai joined the institute a week ago.
The college administration has denied that there was any ragging and said he was under depression for the last two days.
Anil Verma, the PRO of the college, said he was alone on the roof at that time and no one else was there, so the question of ragging does not arise. PTI