Faizan Ahmed IIT KGP Case

Faizan Ahmed IIT KGP Age, Mother, Case, News

Who was Faizan Ahmed IIT KGP

NameFaizan Ahmed
Age23
PlaceNative of Tinsukia
Mother’s nameRahana Ahmed
IITIIT Kharagpur 
IIT BranchMechanical Engineering
Faizan Ahmed IIT Kharagpur

What happened to Faizan Ahmed

Faizan Ahmed was a bright IIT Kharagpur student who committed suicide in October 2022 in his hostel room on the campus premises.  The first post-mortem, conducted at the Midnapore Medical College and Hospital, failed to explain how he died. And the college administration said he had died by suicide. However, his family calls it murder as they find Faizan Ahmed going through ragging at his college.

The second post-mortem report was conducted at the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital in May. While revealing the cause of death, it said: “Manner of death was antemortem injuries, homicidal in nature.”

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Faizan Ahmed Mother

Ahmed’s mother is Rahana Ahmed. She alleged that her son was subjected to mental and physical harassment at IIT Kharagpur. She also accused the authorities of the institute of covering up Faizan’s death.

According to Fizan Ahmed’s Mother, Rahana, Faizan loved reading, but other students used to disrupt his studies using various means. Rahana said, “My son faced immense physical and mental torture. The senior students ragged him badly in February last year. Sometimes, they switched off the lights in his room so that he couldn’t study. But my son loved IIT so much that he did not tell me these things then,”.

She added, “My son was brutally tortured before he was hacked to death. He had multiple fractures in his body. We are sure that he was hit by some heavy instruments. I cannot rule out the involvement of some higher officials of IIT Kharagpur behind Faizan’s death. From the beginning, instead of finding the persons responsible for Faizan’s death, the IIT authorities were busy hiding many things.”

“I cannot say anything about what punishment the court will give to his killers, but I will continue to ask why they murdered my son,” she said. Recently, Rahana had also written to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for an impartial probe into the matter.

Ahmed Faizan Case

In a heart-wrenching incident, Faizan Ahmed, a gifted third-year mechanical engineering student hailing from Tinsukia, met an untimely demise on October 14 of the preceding year within the premises of IIT Kharagpur. The authorities have stated that Ahmed took his own life, casting a pall of sorrow over the renowned institution.

It has been learned that the deceased student had lodged a complaint of ragging against some of his seniors and staff of the college a few months before he was found dead. The scope of the investigation into his death would include the possibility of any interference from any of these people whose names had emerged during the ragging issue,” said an officer familiar with the SIT probe.

West Midnapore police had started a case against five students and two employees of IIT Kharagpur in February 2023, four months after Faizan’s death.