Kashmiri student found dead in Aligarh

Kashmiri student's body being sent to his hometown Baramulla for burial.

Aligarh: A 19-year-old Kashmiri student hailing from Baramulla, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his rented room on Sunday afternoon.

He was enrolled as a student at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)-run Sir Syed Hamid Senior Secondary School. However, there have been no immediate reports regarding the cause of the student’s death.

Upon learning of the tragic incident, the Jammu and Kashmir Students Association promptly brought the matter to the attention of the District Magistrate of Baramulla and the Uttar Pradesh Administration, the association’s convenor Nasir Khuehami told Free Press Kashmir.

He stated that efforts were made to coordinate with both authorities to facilitate the transportation of the Sayyid’s body back to his home town.

Today, following the completion of all necessary medical formalities, the body of the deceased was transported back to Kashmir, his ancestral village in Baramulla, for burial. The transportation was arranged with the provision of an ambulance for the purpose.

 AMU Proctor Professor Mohammad Wasim said an information was received this afternoon about a Kashmiri student being brought to the hospital.

“When we consulted the doctor, we were told that the student had died six to seven hours ago. The cause of death could not be ascertained yet. We have also heard that a few things including vials were recovered from his pocket and handed over to the police,” ETV Bharat quoted Wasim as saying.

The professor was further quoted saying that as per the time of death, the student was alone in his room when he passed away. “There was no other students with him at that time. Information is being sought about what he had eaten since morning or what he discussed with his roommates,” he said.

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