Student who fell to his death quiet, good-natured


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 19 Nov 2019

SUNGAI PETANI: The medical student of a private higher learning institution who died after he fell from the fourth floor of the university’s library was a quiet but happy student.

V. Ravind’s old school friend, who wished to be known only as Wendy, said he was a good-natured and kind person and always had a smile on his face.

“He was my junior at Bukit Mertajam High School and we were both members of the school’s Red Crescent Society.

“He was an active member of the society and to know that he pursued medicine after being a member of the Red Crescent Society showed his passion in helping others.

“I may not know him as well as the others, but personally to me, he was a great kid.

“To think of such an ending is devastating, ” said Wendy who paid tribute to Ravind on social media.

Ravind, 19, was found in a pool of blood on the ground floor of the library building at about 2.45pm on Sunday.

Kuala Muda OCPD Asst Comm Adzli Abu Shah said that when Ravind was found, he was still breathing, but the medical team who applied CPR at the scene failed to resuscitate him.

“He was pronounced dead from severe head injuries, ” he said.

ACP Adzli said the first-year student was expected to take his first examination yesterday.

He said police reviewed the CCTV footage as well as a video that was recorded by a friend and found no elements of foul play.

Ravind’s coursemate, who did not want to be named, said he was an introvert who usually kept to himself.

“I last saw him on Thursday. I did not see him in class on Friday.

“There were no tell-tale signs. Despite him being a private person, he did not act in a weird manner leading up to his demise.

“I am shocked that this has happened, ” she said.

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