Kanpur: A 26-year-old research scholar of IIT Kanpur died of cardiac arrest on Monday. However, students alleged that he was given an injection at the institution's health centre which caused his death.
Alok Kumar Pandey, a PhD student of Material Science Programme, stayed in hostel number four, Dean of IIT Kanpur (Student Affairs) AR Harish said. On Monday afternoon, Pandey complained of severe chest and neck pain after which he was rushed to the health centre of the institution from where he was referred to a heart institute. He, however, died on the way to a hospital.
After the news of Pandey's death spread, students of his hostel protested, alleging that he was given an injection at the institution's health centre which caused his death.
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