By Ivan Mwine
The body of a Ugandan girl who was seen in a viral video falling to her death from a sixth floor of a university building has finally been repatriated to Uganda.
Agasha Asiina,22, who was a final year student pursuing Bachelor of Business Administration at Gitam University, in India, died on April 27th, 2022, after she jumped from the one of the university’s buildings.
Her remains arrived at Entebbe International Airport at around 2:00pm Thursday, where it was received by her bereaved parents.
Although what forced her to commit suicide is still unclear, some reports from Indian media houses indicate it was an accident, others claimed she was pushed off the building while some say she committed suicide.
For instance, the Hindustan Times reported that Agasha died as she was being taken to hospital for treatment.
However, Agasha’s death sparked a protest by students who accused the university management of failing to provide safety barriers around the windows on the buildings.
Reports from India reveal that Agasha, who was resident on the Seventh floor, had gone to collect clothes she had washed when she saw a bedsheet near the window and tried to get it and during the process ended up falling to her death.
But her parents and relatives wonder how Agasha ended up falling from the window yet the clothes were on the rooftop.
Agasha’s father Abudallah Kanyemera Mukasa told the media that the family intends to sue the university over the recklessness that led to the death of his daughter, because the institution was responsible for her safety.
By press time however officials from Gitam University had not issued an official statement about Agasha’s death.