Abhijit Shinde, a first-year MA student, was dancing at the fest when he collapsed. While details about the student were not immediately known, police said the 26-year-old was from Nashik, Maharashtra, and they are waiting for his parents’ arrival likely by Saturday before initiating legal action.
‘APU student took part in strike only on first day’
We are shocked and deeply saddened by the unfortunate demise of a student on the university campus today. The student, while participating in the opening event of the annual students’ festival, collapsed and, despite immediate medical help, could not be saved. Our hearts go out to his family and friends…” a statement from the varsity read.
The campus is witnessing protests by students against the shuttle bus fees charged by the management for transport from the campus to the hostel. The students were on a hunger strike since Wednesday. Shinde took part in it only on the first day. “He was not on hunger strike on February 23-24,” the varsity said.
On cam: Man dies of heart attack while dancing on stage in Rajasthan’s Pali
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