Hyderabad, Aug 12: Cell phones have surely made a difference in our lives, both, in a good and bad way. But this same cell phone cost a student her life.
A 19-year-old student of University of Hyderabad had a fatal fall while talking over the cell phone, walking on the terrace of a building under construction on the university campus on Sunday.
The victim was identified as Mohini Mishra, a second year student of Integrated Master of Arts (Linguistics) course at the University of Hyderabad. Mohini was the daughter of Vijay Kumar Mishra from Lucknow.
At 2.30 am, Mohini along with seven of her university friends, including three girls and four boys, were having a party on the fourth floor of the under-construction hostel building on the south campus of the University of Hyderabad.
The eight-member group had gone to an under-construction building nearby and the youngsters started discussing about the arrangements they had to make for the fresher's party. There were snacks and some group members had also consumed liquor, but Mohini did not, Chandanagar sub-inspector B James Babu said.
According to Chandanagar police, Mohini used to stay at Ladies Hostel number 8 and came to south campus to join in a class get together to discuss about the arrangements for the upcoming fresher's party.
While the students were having fun, Mohini excused herself from the group to attend a phone call. She accidentally went to the edge of the terrace while talking over phone and fell from there, the SI said. She suffered multiple injuries in the accident and succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment at 3.45 pm at a corporate hospital in Jubilee Hills.
Some student leaders protested on Sunday morning demanding that the administration guard the under-construction buildings on the campus. "The administration should place security guards in front of these buildings to prevent such incidents from happening," S Harinath, a student leader, said.