BENGALURU: Two first-year BCom students, aged 19 and 20, jumped from the second floor of their college building in Jalahalli on Monday after their parents were summoned by the principal. The two had attended class under the influence of alcohol.
They have sustained injuries and are said to be out of danger. One of the boys, Akbar (19), has given a statement to the police on Tuesday stating that he consumed alcohol as he was being pestered by his parents, who are daily wagers.
They asked him to do daily chores, which distracted him from his studies. The other boy, Goutham (20), (both names changed) whose parents are also daily wagers, has not given any statement to the police so far. Both are recovering at M S Ramaiah Hospital.
A senior police officer said Akbar and Goutham were attending classes at St Claret College in Jalahalli on Monday afternoon when their classmates complained to the lecturer that they reeked of alcohol. The college principal Father Benny was informed and the duo’s parents were summoned.
Around 1.30pm, both boys were warned against coming to college under the influence of alcohol and not to repeat the act. They were then asked to leave. No other action was taken against them. However, after the meeting with the principal, Akbar got into an argument with his parents over the incident. This led Akbar to go to the second floor of the building and jump around 2.15pm. Goutham, who came to know what his friend had done, also jumped from the second floor around 3.30pm.
Fortunately, both of them landed on their legs. They, however, suffered injuries and fractures. The security staff of the college separately rushed both the boys to M S Ramaiah Hospital where they are said to out of danger and are recovering.
The college authorities confirmed to the police that both the boys were regular at classes. They had not even skipped a single class since they joined.