THRISSUR: The management of Nehru College of Engineering & Research Centre, Pampady which is facing the heat over the death of Jishnu Pranoy--a first year engineering student who committed suicide in the college hostel on January 6, suspended four students on Thursday, triggering unrest across the state.
SFI unit secretary Athul Jose, joint secretary Nikhil Antony, executive committee members Ashiq and Sujesh were suspended for staging protests in connection with the death of Jishnu. Also, two cases were registered against them. Suspended students are in the final year of Bachelor of Pharmacy and Diploma in Pharmacy.
The Pharmacy College on the same campus had resumed classes on Wednesday after a meeting between parents and college authorities. Though the four students came to attend classes on Thursday, the management did not allow them to enter the class. Reportedly, the parents of the suspended students were not invited for the meeting.
Jishnu Pranoi was found dead in the college hostel on January 6 allegedly after he was harassed by college authorities. Classes were stopped for last one month after violent protests erupted in the college after the incident.