Anuja Susan Paul, whose parents live in Chennai, was part of the Crafting Creative Communication (CCC) batch, and was on a five-day field trip to Goa. Anuja had gone to the beach at 3 am along with five other students. However, she and another student, Gurram Chenchu Sai Jnaneswar, drowned.
“At 3 am, a group of six students decided to go to Candolim beach. Unfortunately, two of them drowned and lost their lives. MICA’s Leadership Team is in touch with their families. Our thoughts and prayers are with them,’ read MICA’s press release.
Anuja’s father Paul Basil, who is employed with a leading tyre company, has gone to Goa to get her body. She is survived by her father, mother Sindhu Paul and sister Anjali Elizabeth Paul. According to relatives, her funeral will be held in Kerala. Anuja was a student of MOP Vaishnav College before she went to MICA.
MICA’s President and Director, Professor Shailendra Raj Mehta, said the two students were “bright and engaging students who were full of energy and promise.” “It is a tragic loss for their families and for the entire MICA community,” his statement read.