PESHAWAR, Feb 3: A student of Edwards College Peshawar committed suicide after he was reprimanded by his father over issues related to his studies here the other day.
The deceased is identified as Hamza Khan, a resident of Hayatabad Peshawar, who was student of first year pre-medical group.
His funeral prayer was offered in his native Majeed Khan Kalay village in Dargai, Malakand district and was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard.
A student told Dawn scores of students had gone on preparatory leave for the intermediate examination but the college administration was reluctant to relieve them and instead was asking them to attend the college regularly.
It is learnt that the college administration had sent letters to the residences of scores of students complaining that they hade not been attending the college and would not be permitted to appear in the exams. The college administration also through a letter complained to the father of Hamza, Abdul Manan, that he had stopped attending classes.
Mr Manan told Dawn after receiving letter from the college he got annoyed and admonished his son over which he got angry and committed suicide. He said his son claimed his course had already been completed and his further going to college would be waste of time.
Some students informed that because of the new attendance policy, the students had been facing problems and the college administration had warned a large number of students that their examination forms, which had already been sent to the Peshawar Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, would be withdrawn if they didn’t attend the required number of classes.—Bureau Report