A final year BCom student committed suicide on Wednesday following a clash between NSUI and ABVP activists. The deceased Abhishek (21) was the secretary of the taluk unit of the ABVP. According to the police, the NCC unit of the Jagadguru Chandrashekar Bharathi Memorial College here had organised ‘Yodha Namana’ programme on January 7.
Chakravarthi Soolibele, a right wing leader was invited as the keynote speaker and this irked the NSUI workers. The Congress affiliated students’ union had staged a protest and also filed a complaint with the police on January 6. Besides students, local Congress leaders too had participated in the protest, it is said.On January 9, four NSUI workers had filed a complaint against Abhishek and four others with the Sringeri police. As a complaint was filed against him, Abhishek was reportedly depressed and commited suicide after writing a death note.Abishek’s father Kalasappa Gowda has filed a complaint against NSUI activists Anjan and Ashwath, college principal and college administrative board.As the news of Abhishek’s death spread, a large number of students boycotted classes and staged a dharna. Chikkamagaluru SP Annamalai visited the spot and convinced the students to withdraw the protest. He told them that a meeting will be held with deputy copmmissioner on January 19 to resolve the issue.

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