Jadavpur Teen, Stripped Bare, Ran Room-To-Room To Escape Ragging: Probe

Police sources mentioned they’ve questioned boarders and employees members on the hostel


The 17-year-old scholar of Jadavpur College, whose loss of life has sparked a debate on ragging, was stripped and paraded bare on the hostel on campus, police investigation into the tragedy has discovered.

The primary-year undergraduate scholar fell to loss of life from the second flooring of the college’s fundamental hostel on August 9. His household has alleged that he suffered ragging and sexual harassment on the hostel. Police have made 13 arrests within the case thus far.

Police sources mentioned they’ve questioned boarders and employees members on the hostel.

{The teenager}, they mentioned, was paraded bare as a part of a ragging train. He was ragged for over an hour and he went from one room to a different to flee bullying, the probe has discovered. The scholar additionally confronted gay slurs through the ragging episode, the sources mentioned.

Police have proof in opposition to a minimum of 12 of the 13 accused arrested thus far, the sources mentioned. They added that police are contemplating invoking the stringent Safety of Kids from Sexual Offences Act.

The tragedy on the prestigious establishment has reignited the dialog on ragging on campus and whether or not the present guidelines are sufficient to deal with this menace.

The incident has additionally sparked a political row. The Opposition BJP has accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of inaction. The Mamata Banerjee-led celebration has responded by blaming Governor CV Ananda Bose, saying he’s “100 per cent accountable” for what is going on on the college.

The governor is Chancellor of the College and is empowered to make appointments to prime posts there. He had referred to as an emergency assembly at Raj Bhavan right this moment to take a inventory of the investigation.

Earlier, responding to Schooling Minister Bratya Basu’s “100 per cent accountable” comment, the Governor had advised information company ANI, “I am a accountable Governor. I will probably be very glad if somebody acknowledges it.”