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Mridusmita Deka|Jun 6, 2023
NEW DELHI: A student from Hassan district in Karnataka died by suicide at his hostel on Monday. The student who was studying engineering took his life after recording a video in which he appealed to the government for making changes in the education system of the state.
According to a report in Hindustan Times, the police said the student was found dead in his hostel room on Monday, and was a native of Hiriyalu in Arsikere taluk. The video was recovered by the police on Tuesday. The police are investigating the case.
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According to the report, the student in the 13 minutes and 21 seconds video, urged the chief minister, vice-chancellors, and prominent leaders of all parties to reconsider the current education system. The student said in the clip that he was “sacrificing his life” to get people’s attention on the problems in the education system. He also thanked his parents, friends, and teachers for their support.
He also requested his final rites to be performed in presence of the chief minister, education minister, and religious seers, added the report.
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Reacting to the incident on Tuesday, higher education minister Ashwath Narayan said, “Now the society is reforming. It will take some time. I respect the feeling of the student. But he should not have taken such a decision,” Hindustan Times quoted higher education minister Ashwath Narayan in its report.
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