Islamabad, October 7: In a shocking incident, a final year engineering student in Faisalabad has committed suicide after a teacher repeatedly failed him in a course due to “personal grudge”. According to a report published in Pakistan Today, Saifullah Jamali, a student of chemical engineering at the Institute of Engineering and Fertilizer Research (IEFR), shot himself in front of Faisalabad University gate on Thursday. A lecture of the university tried to save Saifullah, as he called the helpline numbers but nobody responded to his calls. Hyderabad: Dental Student Commits Suicide at His Residence in Madannapet, Alleges Harassment by College Staff in Suicide Note
The victim’s family and friends held the university responsible for the death. They alleged that the administration bullied Saifullah. The victim’s cousin, Noor Ahmed Jamali requested all students of the university and journalists to raise voice against the wrong done to Saifullah. He tweeted, “Saifullah Jamali committed suicide due to a teacher, who often used to disrespect him and repeatedly failed him. It is my request to all students, civil society and journalists to please raise their voice against this act of university administration.” Fergusson College Student Commits Suicide By Jumping Off Her Building Terrace, Pune Police Starts Investigation
Saifullah Jamali my cousin/Brother/Friend committed suicide due to a teacher, who often repeatedly disrespected him and repeatedly failed him. #WewantJustice
It is my request to all students, civil society and... https://t.co/UkFoo3me0V
— Noor Ahmed Jamali (@NoorAlbaloshi) October 5, 2018
However, university officials refuted the allegations of the victim’s family and friends. They claimed that, Saifullah committed suicide due to low CGPA and subsequent expulsion. After Saifullah’s death, the university on its Facebook page wrote, “Please don’t choose this act; it’s anti-Islam.” According to the report, in his suicide note, Saifullah requested the authorities not to investigate his death. He also wrote that he was committing the suicide not under any pressure or depression and asked the family not to allow authorities to touch his body. He also apologised to his parents and teachers.