PhD Scholar Dies After Falling 30 Ft While Rock Climbing In JNU Campus

A PhD scholar from Central University of Gujarat fell of the rock face in the forest area of JNU campus in order to safeguard the security of the visitors. Praveen Tiwari who met with the accident went into the forest area with his friends where he lost his balance and fell of the high rocks.JNU is set to consider some safety measures after the accident took place two days before.

“He had gone with three friends when the incident took place and was always very adventurous and sporty, and liked climbing rocks and trees. What happened was an accident. He belonged to Katni in Madhya Pradesh, and had recently been appointed as a research assistant at the Indian Council of Social Science Research. He was a PhD student at CUG, and was staying with a friend at JNU’s Brahmaputra Hostel.” said friend of the victim.

According to the police, the victim collapsed 30 feet down after the rock broke to which the victim was holding and later on was taken to the nearby hospital after suffering multiple injuries where he was declared brought dead.

“JNU is forested area, but we will try to close off the main entry points to inner areas and put boards ‘caution’ warning people that it’s dangerous to venture inside.” Said chief security officer Naveen Yadav .

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