No foul play: DCP
Unrelenting student bodies continue protests Hyderabad: Denying the allegations of foul play by police in...
Unrelenting student bodies continue protests Hyderabad: Denying the allegations of foul play by police in the suicide of English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) student on March 2, city police on Tuesday claimed that Mudassir Kamran appears to have taken the extreme step as he felt humiliated after his possessiveness for Wasim Salim Tamboli came in the open. It may be recalled that Mudassir was found hanging in his room in EFLU late on March 2 evening, a day after he was called to the Osmania University police station on a complaint filed by Wasim stating that he was being harassed both physically and mentally by the former. The incident sparked protests even in Jammu & Kashmir as Mudassir hailed from that State and there was an impression that Proctor Prof. Harish Kumar Vijra unnecessarily took the issue to the police resulting in the suicide. However, east zone Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) R Jaya Lakshmi told mediapersons that Wasim was the victim in the issue. "Wasim revealed to us that Mudassir had made several physical advancements by touching his body, kissing and hugging over which he got annoyed and shifted to another room," the DCP said. "Mudassir was very possessive and would say that he was in love with Wasim and he cannot survive in the campus without the latter," the DCP said quoting Wasim's statement. The examination of Wasim's body revealed that Mudassir used to assault the former demanding him to stay with him only and not to mingle with others. At least three times, Mudassir assaulted Wasim and the latter had submitted representations to the Dean Hostels, Dean PhD following which the Proctor issued memorandum of warning letter to Mudassir, the DCP said. Mudassir picked up a quarrel with Wasim on March 1 and allegedly tried to strangle him. However, other students interfered and separated them. Then Wasim along with Gopal and Deepesh went to police station and lodged a complaint. Meanwhile, Professors Vijra, Maya Pandit and Chanchala Naik also reached the police station. The DCP further said that on duty sub-inspector brought Mudassir to the police station and counselled him. In the meantime, Prof. Vedasharan came to the police station and gave an undertaking in writing that the matter would be resolved smoothly and Wasim would be protected. In all, Mudassir was in the police station for about 30 minutes. The next day Mudassir was found hanging from the ceiling fan and was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead. The doctor who conducted a post-mortem on the body opined that the death was due to hanging, the DCP said. Meanwhile, student bodies continued their protests on EFLU campus on Tuesday seeking action against the Proctor. "The management is trying to terrorise the students by fabricating cases against students. The university has been maligning the death and insulting the character of Kamran to defend Proctor Vizra," said Satish N, a student of EFLU. The student bodies and human rights groups formed a committee to decide the future course of action on the issue.