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JU student dies after falling from hall rooftop

GreenWatch Desk Campus 2022-05-10, 9:25pm

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A botany department student of Jahangirnagar University died after falling from the rooftop of Shaheed Rafiq-Jabber hall of the university.

Hailing from Khulna district, the deceased Amit Kumar Biswas, 26, was a masters' student under the academic session of 2015-16 (45th batch) of Jahangirnagar University.

Confirming the death of Amit, hall provost Professor Sohel Ahmed said Amit was taken to the university medical center after rescuing from the west side of the hall by his friends.

He was immediately transferred to the Enam Medical College hospital in Savar at about 3:10pm and shifted to the intensive care unit of the hospital as his condition deteriorated quickly. Amit breathed his last at about 5:18pm while undergoing treatment at the ICU', the provost added. 

Resident of the hall said, Amit went to the rooftop aiming to enjoy the rain at about 2:00pm.

At about 2:20pm, they rescued Amit from the west side of the hall hearing screaming.

JU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr. Nurul Alam expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of Amit Kumar.

In a condolence message, the VC said, "We have lost a meritorious student at premature death of Amit. His death is tragic for us as well as his family."

The VC prayed for salvation of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family, reports BSS.