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College girls consume poison, 1 dead
Tribune News Service

Amritsar, September 6
A student of Khalsa College has died while her room mate is struggling for life in the local Guru Nanak Dev Hospital following suicide attempt late last evening. The police has registered a case of attempt to suicide against the surviving girl.

According to sources the girls Parveen and Ramandip Kaur — hailing from Moga and Naushehra Dhalla went to the hostel roof and consumed some poisonous substance at about 9 pm yesterday. On hearing the news, the Principal, Dr Daljit Singh and the college doctor took the girls to government hospital in a car. However, Parveen who was a student of B.Sc (Economics) died in the hospital while Ramandip Kaur, a student of B.Sc Food & Technology responded to the treatment.

The SP (Headquarters), Mr Manminder Singh said the cause of suicide could not be ascertained.

The parents and relatives of the two girls reached the hospital after hearing the news. They, were seen requesting the mediapersons not to publish the photographs of their daughters or their addresses .

The college management held a condolence meeting and ‘ardas’ and no class was held as a mark of respect to the deceased.

However, no ‘suicide note’ was left by the girls. The surviving girl , however, told the police that both of them had taken this step as “we did not want to live anymore”.

The head girl of the hostel, Ms Rajbir Kaur, said when she learnt that the girls had consumed some ‘tablets’ and their condition was deteriorating, she informed the hostel warden.



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