Ex-student detained in connection with death of Jadavpur University student

The Kolkata Police have detained one student in connection with the death of Jadavpur University student Swapnodeep Kundu, who died after falling from the second floor of the hostel building.

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Swapnodeep Kundu died after falling from second floor of Jadavpur University hostel.

A day after a first-year student died after falling from the second floor of the Jadavpur University campus, the West Bengal Police on Friday detained an ex- student in connection with the case. Police took a former MSc student, Sourabh Chowdhury, into custody and interrogation was underway.

According to officials, though Chowdhary had completed an MSc in Mathematics from Jadavpur University in 2022, he was continuing at the hostel. However, the police have not revealed the details of his involvement in the incident.


The 18-year-old Swapnodeep Kundu from Hanskhali in Nadia district, who was a student of Bachelor of Arts in Bengali, fell from the second floor of the hostel building at midnight on Wednesday.

When students rushed to the spot upon hearing a loud sound, they found Swapnodeep lying in a pool of blood. He was taken to KPC Medical College for treatment, where he died at 4:30 am on Thursday.

Police sources said some injury marks were visible on the body.

The victim's father, Ramprasad Kundu, complained to the police that he believes some of the boarders of that hostel are responsible for his son's death.

According to his family, Kundu made a phone call to his mother just before the incident and urged her to take him home as he was 'scared'. Kundu had told his mother that he had a lot to share with her. The family had planned to come to the university on Thursday to meet him.

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Aug 11, 2023