Family of Ugandan Student who died in India share concerns about her death

The family of a Ugandan Student who accidentally fell to her death in India has expressed concerns about the tragic demise of their daughter.

Asiina Agasha, a student at Gitam University in Bengaluru, India died towards the end of last month after falling from the sixth floor of her hostel building. She was only 24 years old.

Agasha moved to India in 2019 to pursue a Bachelor’s in Business Administration after her A’levels at Nabisunsa Girls School.

The University initially said in it’s statement that Agasha’s death was a suicide but would later retract the statement after pressure from the student community.

The deceased’s father, Abdallah Mukasa unsatisfied said his daughter was excited to return home after completing her final exams on 27 April 2022 and wouldn’t take her own life.

Mukasa also revealed Agasha had enrolled for a Masters degree program. “On the day of her death we were in constant communication, I had just sent her an air ticket. A few minutes later I received news of her death,” he said

“The University has not been cooperative, they have failed to own up the fact that their was negligence on their side.” he stated

Ibrahim Kanyamera, a brother to the deceased said the family is still pondering their options on whether to press charges against the University or not.

“We have been denied access to information, we only saw the autopsy report after receiving the body. The only shared information has been unreliable.” Kanyamera revealed

The family expressed gratitude towards the Ugandan High Commission in India for standing with them and ensuring Agasha’s remains are returned for proper burial.

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