Collegemates killed our boy, says family
A day after Alok Ranjan, VI semester student of Nagarjuna College of Engineering and Technology, Venkatakgiri, was found dead on a railway track , his family refused to buy the police theory that it was a case of suicide.
While police cite the suicide note found in 21-year-old Alok’s college bag to say it was a clear case of suicide, his relatives allege that the note was not in his handwriting at all.
“First ,Alok is not someone who will commit suicide . I have been in touch with his friends and they told us that the handwriting of the suicide note did not match with his in his notebooks . Alok had faced graver problems in the same college and yet he always fought his way through them,” said Niraj Sharma, Alok’s first cousin.
Alok, a native of Darbhanga district of Bihar , was found dead on the railway track near Devanahalli on Saturday morning.
Vijay Kumar Thakur , Alok’s dad ,who arrived on Sunday , had to leave for Darbhanga within hours as Alok’s grandmom passed away on Sunday evening , reportedly out of shock over her grandson’s death.
Niraj said Alok had called his mother around 7pm on Friday . He told her there was a threat to his life and he was in hiding . “He admitted that slapping the girl was a mistake but other guys with her were looking for him to take revenge ,” he added.
The family said Friday’s incidents were a followup of problems he had been having in the college since March 2011.”Atthattimehewasstaying in the hostel and the guys who fought with him on Friday had attacked him then too. Badly injured , Alok was hospitalized and underwent a surgery . A steel rod was inserted to mend his broken jaw . He was on bed rest for six months ,” said Niraj.
Alok’s family filed a case with local police then but no action was taken . The family also alleged that they received a threat from the family of the accused demanding withdrawal of the case . Later , Alok moved out of the hostel and stayed with his friend in a paying guest accommodation near the college , Niraj said.
On Friday , Alok received a call from his ex-girlfriend who asked him to meet her in the college . The conversation in the college went out of hand and he slapped her . He was attacked by the girl’s friends and later handed over to police . After he was let off with a warning , he went to the nearby aerodrome and remained in hiding . His body was found on the track the next morning.
The family alleged that he had been killed and only a fresh probe could bring out the truth .