Published: 23rd October 2018
Reprimanded by teachers for drinking, students jump from college building in Bengaluru
The parents of the students are said to be daily wagers and they are residents of BK Nagar in Yeshavanthpura
Two drunk students who allegedly jumped from the second floor of a college building at Jalahalli made a statement before the police on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday and one of them alleged that he was upset over torture by the parents and it led him to consume alcohol and both are recovering in a private hospital.
A senior police officer said that Akbar,(19) and Goutham, (20) (both names changed) had come to St. Claret College had attended class on Monday afternoon. They are first-year B.Com students and as their classmates sensed alcohol smell alerted the class teacher. Then college principal Father Benny was informed about the incident. Benny called the duo into his chamber and then their parents were forced to come to the college. Around 1.30pm both were warned about coming to the college under the influence of alcohol and not to repeat.
They came out from the chamber of principal and picked up a quarrel with their parents over they were being warned. Upset over this Akbar went to the second floor and jumped around 2.15pm. Goutham who came to know this followed the same around 3.30pm. The duo jumped from the corridor and the security staff at the college rushed them to MS Ramaiah hospital and their condition is said to be out of danger.
The parents of the students are said to be daily wagers and they are residents of BK Nagar in Yeshavanthpura. The parents denied speaking over the incident as they are in trauma.
Meanwhile, college authorities told the police that both are regular students for the classes and did not skip it since they joined. Even they did not have any bad image among their classmates.
During the statement before the police, the injured Akbar told that his parents often torturing him for doing daily chores at the house and he is not able to concentrate on his studies. This led him to consume alcohol. However, Goutham did not tell the reason so far.