SP’s students wing member tries to jump from water tank

Agra: Alleging irregularities in admission in B.Ed course by Agra University administration, a member of Samajwadi Chhatra Sabha today attempted to jump from an overhead tank in a bid to commit suicide.

A group of six student leaders affiliated to Samajwadi Party’s student wing, have been on hunger strike at the Dr B R Ambedkar University’s gate for the past seven days.

Sabha’s district president Alok Yadav said that to highlight these problems the Chhatra Sabha was staging an indefinite sit-in since March 1 and started hunger strike from March 8.

A member, identified as Manvendra, climbed the tank and attempted to jump, Yadav said in a statement issued here.

He shouted slogans and threatened to jump if the university did not act against the persons involved in the alleged B.Ed admissions scam and opened a single window for solutions of all pending problems of the students, Yadav said.

After much cajoling Manvendra came down, he said.

Yadav alleged that instead of coming to the university, the officers were running offices from their homes as a result of which a number of students could not get their marksheets.

No case was lodged in the matter till the filing of this report.