Murder:Cry Students,Family of Adnan Gilkar

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SRINAGAR: Students of Government Polytechnic College accompanied by family members of Adnan Hilal, staged a protest here, demanding justice to the family of their 17-year-old class fellow, who committed suicide after being declared ‘failed’ in an examination that he eventually passed on re-evaluation four months after his death.

Distressed after being declared failed in physics, 17-year-old Mohammad Adnan Hilal, a first semester student of electronic engineering at Government Polytechnic College, Srinagar had committed suicide by jumping into River Jehlum on June 18 but four months after, a re-evaluation found that he not only passed the subject but topped his class.

The examination was conducted by Jammu and Kashmir State Board of Technical Education (JKSBOTE).

Hilal Ahmad Gilkar, father of the deceased applied for re-evaluation of his son’s Physics answer paper – the result of which revealed that the boy had actually secured 48 marks in the subject and not 28 as declared earlier. He had also secured around 70 per cent aggregate marks in the first semester of the course.

“My son’s death is not a suicide but a murder as he was forced to take the extreme step by the sheer negligence of some callous people in the system,” said the grieving father. “It is a murder and people responsible for it need to be identified and punished as per the service rules of the government.”

He also rued that it took authorities four long months to realise Adnan’s correct score.

 “How Adnan’s parents get justice,” the banner and placards carried by the students read.

Meanwhile, Technical Education Minister Imran Reza Ansari took to twitter and promised action in the case. (AGENCIES)

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