SRCC student falls to death in Mukherjee Nagar

Abhishek's father is an anaesthetist, while his mother is a gynaecologist with the Northeast Frontier Railways.

A final-year student of Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) died when he "slipped" from the balcony of his rented flat in Mukherjee Nagar on Saturday, police said.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Abhishek Saikia, who was from Guwahati, had a tiff with his girlfriend on Saturday morning.

Investigating officers said Abhishek's friend, a student of Hindu College, had gone to the flat in the morning. "A while later, she barged out of the flat in which he was staying with two friends. Abhishek threatened his girlfriend that he would jump from the balcony and end his life if she didn't return. The threat turned out to be fatal as he slipped and fell to his death," an officer said.

Eyewitnesses told police that Abhishek stood on the low wall of the balcony and asked his girlfriend not to leave the building. Soon after, he fell.

Police said Abhishek's friend was in a state of shock after the incident.

"On Friday evening, they had a fight on some issue. She went to his flat around 9 am on Saturday to resolve the matter. But they quarreled again and she walked out on him. He tried to stop her, but she refused to turn back. It was then that he fell down," another officer said.

Abhishek's father is an anaesthetist, while his mother is a gynaecologist with the Northeast Frontier Railways.

He joined SRCC three years ago after his higher secondary from Kendriya Vidyalaya in Maligaon, the headquarters of Northeast Frontier Railways in Guwahati.

Police said the parents have been informed about their son's death.

"The student was taken to a hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. There is no foul play involved. It is possible that he slipped accidentally while threatening to jump off the third floor," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest) Dr P Karunakaran said.

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