IIT Kanpur scholar dies, students protest

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Kanpur, Aug 9: A 26-year-old research scholar of IIT Kanpur today died of cardiac arrest, a college official said, even as students protested, alleging that he was given an injection at the institution's health centre which caused his death.

Alok Kumar Pandey, a PhD student of Material Science Programme, stayed in hostel number four, Dean of IIT Kanpur (Student Affairs) A R Harish said.

IIT Kanpur

This afternoon, Pandey complained of severe chest and neck pain after which he was rushed to the health centre of the institution from where he was referred to a heart institute.

He, however, died on way to the hospital. After the news of Pandey's death spread, students of his hostel protested, alleging that he was given an injection at the institution's health centre which caused his death.

When asked about the students' allegation, Harish said he has no knowledge about any such allegation but as per the initial information, Pandey died of heart attack.

The Dean said the family members of the deceased have been informed.

PTI

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