On Thursday, May 5, 2022, the body of Agasha Asiina, a 22-year-old Ugandan student who died after falling off the sixth floor of her university hostel in India, was repatriated to Uganda.
Agasha was a final-year student at Bengaluru’s Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, studying a Bachelor of Business Administration.
Her death caused a flurry of rumors and inquiries, with some claiming she committed suicide while others claim she fell inadvertently while attempting to retrieve her washed clothes that had fallen on a sheet on the sixth level.
The tragic occurrence on Wednesday night, April 27, prompted many university students to protest, blaming the university administration of neglecting to give her with prompt medical attention and demanding that safety barriers be installed in the building.
The Ugandan student colleagues went insane after learning of the loss and destroyed the college and dormitory grounds, throwing stones at windows and smashing the panes, which the police had to control with a lathi charge.
Agasha had a room on the seventh floor, according to reports. She was returning her washed clothes from the common corridor where she had hung them when the tragic thing occurred.
She observed a dupatta fall onto the fiber sheet below and went upon it to collect it, according to reports. Agasha plummeted to the first floor after the fiber sheet gave way.
Students and hostel guards hurried to the scene after hearing a loud noise and discovered Agasha lying in a pool of blood.
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Agasha was sent to a nearby private hospital, where physicians proclaimed her dead. If Agasha’s parents desire to press charges, police said a case of carelessness will be brought against the college; otherwise, a case of unnatural death would be filed.
Meanwhile, the deceased student’s family has announced that they would suing the institution for negligence.
Assiina was reportedly studying in India on a scholarship.
In western Uganda’s Kiruhura District, she will be buried tomorrow.