After telling mom she will be home soon, Thapar engineering student goes missing, body recovered from Bhakra canal

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The Hush Post: A 22-year-old Thapar University student who went missing while going home, her body has been recovered from the Bhakra canal.

While police say that she committed suicide jumping into the canal her mother has refuted the claim saying that if that was the case, why would she call her and tell that she was coming home.

Her mother said that herd daughter Sumit Kaur was coming home. She called up the previous night asking her mother to call up and wake her at 5.45 am.

According to Thapar University officials, the girl left the campus at 6 am. Her body was found by divers from the canal on the Nabha road at about 7.30 am.

The girl comes from Swara village in Kharar and was a fourth-year student of Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) at Thapar University. There have been a number of suicide cases by students of the university in the recent past.

As per the police, an I-card of the university was found from the girl’s pocket. Police say the cause behind the incident is not yet clear after the preliminary investigation. Additional SHO Civil Lines, Karnail Singh, said: “The girl’s body was sent for post-mortem today. We are currently unaware of the cause of the incident.” The police have registered a case under section 174 (police to investigate and report) of the IPC.

Sources say, she was depressed as she was not placed in any company, while her friends were already placed. Saurav Jindal, DSP City-1 said as quoted in Tribune said, “The girl is from village Swara in Kharar. Her father is a farmer by occupation. We have retained footage from the University and will shortly receive her call details as well.”

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