Amity Law School (Affiliated to GGSIP University, Delhi) is under fire after a student of (Noida Campus) committed suicide due to low attendance. Sushant Rohilla, a student of ALS, third year ended his life on August 10 after apparently being harassed by the college administration and authorities at his Sarojini Nagar residence. His father Jagdish Kumar who is a secretary in Rajya Sabha was not present at his residence at the time of the incident.
An email written by the student clearly states that he was a meritorious student who won many laurels and was “pleading” to the authorities for allowing him to give his exams. He also mentioned the mental pressure and his vulnerability in the email, despite this the college authorities chose to ignore his pleas.
Described by friends as a very positive person, he was active in extra-curricular activities at Amity, which is known for strict attendance criteria of 75% and no redresses even on medical grounds. In past too many final year students have been forced to repeat a year and face harassment by the college authorities. His distraught sister Mehak writes, “What kind of monsters are running this University. My little one was begging for mercy. And for what! To be able to sit for exams!
Every academic year matters to student. And he put his heart and soul for this college.. He made sure people worked towards the college. Poor thing. He thought that would matter to them.
This is me imploring everyone. Please help my brother. Please don’t let this happen to any other kid. #JusticeforSushant.”
His uncle who is a lawyer also blamed Amity for “abetment of suicide” in a Facebook post that went viral. After this many have stepped forward to express their anguish and reveal more details, one such student says, “All our marks and dissertation are in their hands and we have often been bullied by them. They threaten to mark us absent for smallest of reasons and we can’t do anything because we can be debarred for low attendance.”
The social media is full of comments and there has not been any statement by Amity Law School.