Bhavan was a happy, bright student, says principal of Sri Chaitanya Junior College

College rules out academic pressure as the reason, but declines to reveal his academic record

Published: 07th April 2018 04:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th April 2018 04:32 AM   |  A+A-

Relatives of Bhavan mourn his death, at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad on Friday | sathya keerthi

Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Bhavan’s sudden death has shocked his principal and college who recall him as a bright but introverted student. He was pursuing his II year in MPC from Sri Chaitanya Junior College, Madhapur. College principal S Jaiswal asserts it could not have been due to academic pressure.  

Jaiswal joined the college as principal just a month ago, but he says Bhavan was well-known among teachers as he was good in studies. “He was a good student and a happy boy. I am shocked,” says Jaiswal adding that he knew no further details being new to the college.

The principal also ruled out the possibility of any fight with his classmates; his family agreed. “His parents called up of his roommates and confronted them for fighting with Bhavan. The boys refuted the claims and said that they were all good friends. The parents had not revealed that Bhavan had died,” M Prasad, paternal uncle of the deceased told Express.

Mazhar Saleem, who was the Madhapur branch principal the corporate college until a month ago said Bhavan had no problem in college. “After his final examinations were over, he told me that he was very happy had performed well. There was no reason for him to take his life,” she said. Though college authorities have scrapped the academic pressure angle in this suicide, their uneasiness was palpable.

They also declined to show any academic records of the student. The college wore a deserted look because summer vacation began on Friday — eight days after the official date. The Pragathi Elegance Apartment in Nizampet, from where Bhavan jumped to death, also wore a deserted look. The lone watchman double checked every person going in the building. “Yes, a boy committed suicide but I was not on duty then so I don’t know anything,” was his curt reply. Three other residents this reporter spoke to refused to speak about the incident, with two gentlemen claiming that they had been out of the city and returned only on Friday morning. “I stay in the third floor and that family on fourth.The boy would come sometimes to visit his uncle. They have all left for Warangal for his last rites,” said B Sumeshwar, an elderly resident of the apartment.

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