Chennai: College student, 21, crushes self to death under running train over ‘humiliation by rival gang’
Chennai news: The youth, a student of Presidency College, sent his family and friends a voice message wherein he stated that he didn’t wish to live a life granted as ‘alms’ by students of Pachaiyappa College.
Chennai: A 21-year-old college student ended his life by jumping before a running train near Thiruninravur railway station in Tamil Nadu’s Chennai on Tuesday night. Before taking the extreme step, he sent his family and friends a voice message informing them that he could not bear his humiliation by some students of another college, as per reports.
According to a report published by The Times of India, the deceased was identified as M Kumar, who was a first-year MA student of Presidency College. In the audio message, he stated that he didn’t wish to live a life granted as ‘alms’ by students of Pachaiyappa College. The MA student apologised to his friends and mother. The voice message concluded with a train’s horn sound.
The police stated that the youth jumped before a double-decker train from Karnataka’s Bengaluru at about 8:40 pm on Tuesday. His friends, initially, were not even sure whether he was serious. Furthermore, they were not aware of his location. After the college classes concluded on Tuesday, he went to his house. In the evening, he left the house after informing his mother that he had to attend a wedding. He had informed that he would return late, TOI reported.
According to the police, ‘route clashes’ between students of various colleges led to the incident. An investigation is on to ascertain when and where a conflict occurred between Kumar and his rivals from another college. In fact, some students of Presidency College were detained by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) on Tuesday after they allegedly stopped the train by pulling its chain for cutting a birthday cake. The incident triggered a short ‘rail roko’ near Hindu College and Avadi railway stations. It is suspected that the now-deceased youth might have been harassed by rival students during this time.