17-year-old student found dead at polytechnic college hostel

She had been admitted to a hospital for treatment earlier.

Written by Express News Service | Published: February 28, 2013 2:16:27 am

Pratiksha Maruti Patil,(17),a student of Venutao Chavan Polytechnic that is run by the Sinhagad Technical Education Society at Wadgaon Budruk,allegedly hanged herself at her college hostel room on Tuesday.

Police are probing the reason behind her extreme step. They,however,suspect Pratiksha committed suicide due to some illness. No suicide note was found.

The Haveli police are investigating the case.

Police said the deceased was from Thane and was staying with three more girls at room number 19 of the college hostel.

She had been admitted to a hospital for treatment earlier.

On Tuesday morning,she told her roommates that she was not feeling well. Her roommates later left her alone and when they came back,they found the room locked from inside. They knocked at the door repeatedly,but she did not respond. They then informed the hostel security guards. The guard looked into the room from the window and saw the girl hanging to a scarf from the ceiling. Soon,a police team reached the spot. A carpenter was called to open the door. The body was then sent for a post-mortem.

Five ‘drunk’ people held for abusing cops

The Pune police arrested five people,including three women,for allegedly abusing on-duty cops under the influence of alcohol and causing disturbance in discharging official duty early on Wednesday.

An offence was registered with the Mundhwa police. Inspector A B Mali,investigating the case said,“We saw them in a four wheeler near Ganga Garden society,Pimple Wasti in Mundhwa in drunken state. We questioned them as it was 2.30 am. Instead of replying to our queries,they started arguments. They further abused the cops and obstructed us from performing our duty. So we arrested all five under Section 353 (causing disturbance in government work) of the Indian Penal Code.”

The suspects were produced before the Cantonment court on Wednesday. The court,however,granted them bail. Mali said the suspects were well educated and were relatives. Among them was a 40-year-old woman who is resident of Chikhli Pradhikaran,and works at a private firm in Mumbai. Others included a 39-year-old-woman from Mumbai,who works in Kuwait and a 25-year-old woman,who is a housewife hailing from Tamil Nadu. The two men were from Nashik and Mumbai,and work in Kuwait.

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