Sushant Rohilla, a 21-year-old BA LLB student from Amity Law School, IP University, hanged himself on August 10 at his residence in Sarojini Nagar, Delhi. In his suicide note, he reportedly wrote he was a failure and did not wish to live.
On August 15, fellow Amity Law School student Teerth Waraich claimed on Twitter that Rohilla had been unfairly debarred from taking semester exams.
Waraich said Rohilla missed classes due to an injury.
He also uploaded an email allegedly sent by Rohilla to college authorities.
Waraich alleged the college had been negligent and had refused to acknowledge Rohilla’s pleas.
His sister Mehak Rohilla shared the email on Facebook, which has massively been shared on social media platforms, with people asking for #JusticeForSushant. “My little one was begging for mercy.. And for what! To be able to sit for exams! Every academic year matters to student. And he put his heart and soul for this college.. He made sure people worked towards the college. Poor thing. He thought that would matter to them.” she wrote.
His friend also claimed that other students with low attendance had been given leeway before.
Students of the college have been protesting against authorities, and have presented them with a manifesto.
Amity Law School students protest against college administration pic.twitter.com/3WdefbteDe
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The manifesto demands an unconditional apology from the university, as well as changes to existing attendance by-laws.
In a statement, Amity University said, “ALS Delhi is affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh IP University (GGIPU), Delhi. The students were detained as per the decision of GGIPU and in that Amity Law School itself had absolutely no role. The law school officials had gone to meet the bereaved parents and pay condolence. The parents of the deceased have expressed that there is no fault of Amity Law School Delhi in this tragic incident,” it said. As reported by TOI.