Two students die in Assam
    Tezpur/Guwahati, Oct 6 (PTI) A PhD scholar of Tezpur
Central University and a post graduate student of the Gauhati
University have died in the last two days, said police and
family sources Saturday.
    Computer Science Engineering (CSE) research scholar
Kangkan Kalita (31) was found dead in his hostel room in the
Tezpur Central University campus on Friday, they said.
    When Kangkan did not take a scheduled examination in
the morning hours, his friends in the afternoon went to his
room in Saraighat CV Raman Mens Hostel where they found his
door locked from inside.
    When they peeped in from the sky window, they saw him
lying in his bed and foaming at the mouth. On being informed,
police retrieved the body and sent it for post-mortem to the
Kanaklata Civil Hospital in Tezpur before sending it home to
Garmur in Jorhat district, police said.
    The post-mortem report is awaited, police added.
    Kangkan was a first semester PhD student under Quality
Improvement Program (QIP)in the Department of CSE and a
faculty member in the Central Institute of Technology (CIT)
Kokrajhar in the state, his family sources said.
    Meanwhile, in Gauhati University, a post graduate
student identified as Himangshu Neog on Thursday night fell
unconscious repeatedly. said his hostel mates.
    He was rushed to the University hospital and then to
the MMC Civil Hospital where he was declared "brought dead" by
doctors, Himangshu's parents said.
    His parents have filed an FIR alleging that their son
died due to negligence of the Gauhati University authorities
which sent him to MMC Civil Hospital in an ambulance without a
doctor or paramedical staff.
    The FIR also said that there was no oxygen supply in
the ambulance to aid the student who was suffering from
    Police said his body body has been sent for
post-mortem to the Gauhati Medical College Hospital and the
report is awaited.
    His body has been handed over to the family, police
    Meanwhile, Gauhati University students protesting
against the incident have locked up the university hospital
saying it would not be opened until the medical facilities are
    Investigations into both the cases are on. PTI CORR