‘Shocked’ by ABVP attack on colleague, prof dies

Damoh (MP): Allegedly traumatised by the bashing up of his colleague by ABVP workers at Khandwa earlier this week, a college teacher suffered heart attack and died at village Agara near here.

Professor Surendra Singh Thakur, the deceased, was "upset over the way his colleague was thrashed by the ABVP activists," his relatives alleged.

Last evening, Thakur complained of chest pain, and was rushed to the district hospital in Damoh. He had a severe cardiac arrest while in the hospital, and died.

His relatives said that when ABVP workers attacked assistant professor Ashok Chaudhary for allegedly having illicit relationship with a hosteler girl at Government Agriculture College in Khandwa, Thakur was present there, and had tried to intervene.

After the incident, Thakur left for his village in Damoh.

His brother, Hakam Singh, said that being a very sensitive person, the incident upset him severely, and it was the cause of heart attack.