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BANGALORE: A first–year Pre-University student of APS College, who had allegedly consumed poison on Tuesday night after being reprimanded by hostel authorities and seniors, died in the early hours of Saturday.
However, his family claims his death was due to ragging.
According to Kalasipalya police, the 17-year-old student, a native of Kaggadasapura, staying in SLN hostel here, had consumed poison on the hostel premises after some seniors and the hostel warden reprimanded him for misbehaviour.
The police said that seniors in the hostel objected to him jumping over the hostel compound wall to meet girls.
After an altercation, the victim's father had been called to the hostel and he submitted a letter of apology on Tuesday.
The victim and his brother were sharing the same room. That night, the brother found the victim wreathing in pain and rushed him to Victoria Hospital.
Police sources, however, said that the family has alleged that the boy was assaulted by some seniors in the hostel.
A complaint has been lodged by his brother against four senior students of the hostel and the hostel warden.
Meanwhile, DCP (West) S.N. Sidramappa told The Hindu that they did not suspect any foul play.
Kalasipalya police have registered a case.
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