“He Was Singled Out For Ragging”: Panel On Jadavpur College Scholar’s Dying

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The 17-year-old fell from the second-floor balcony of the hostel on August 9.


The inquiry committee shaped by Jadavpur College to probe into the circumstances resulting in the loss of life of a more energizing has concluded that the sufferer was singled out for extreme pre-planned ragging, which included doable sexual abuse.

In its report submitted to the authorities, the committee mentioned there are two potentialities for his loss of life – “a case of abetted incident and a case of murder”.

The 17-year-old fell from the second-floor balcony of a hostel on August 9 allegedly throughout ragging by seniors who have been staying within the facility illegally. The resident of Nadia district died in a hospital the following day.

The probe panel, the members of which visited the hostel and talked to the stakeholders, nevertheless, couldn’t conclusively say in its report the explanations behind the “tragic fall” of the scholar which led to his loss of life.

A complete of 13 males, all former or present college students, who have been boarders of the hostel, have been arrested in reference to the case.

“Because it appears, he (the sufferer) was singled out for ragging, which was carried out in a scientific deliberate method, having intentionally isolating him for extreme ragging, whereas the remainder of his batch-mates have been removed from him attending a hostel normal physique assembly,” the report learn.

It acknowledged that the first-year undergraduate scholar of the Bengali division was ragged in phases on that night.

At round 6.30 pm, he was taken to a room together with 6-7 different freshers by one of many most important accused the place they have been compelled to shout “extremely objectionable, sexist, and abusive” phrases in direction of the feminine residents of the adjoining police quarters. After being compelled to comply with the instructions, he burst into tears.

The following session of ragging happened in one other room, between 9 pm and 10.45 pm, the place the boy was compelled to place his signature in a criticism letter addressed to the Dean of Scholar, allegedly drafted by seniors, towards a day scholar of the Division of Bangla, in presence of almost 12-15 boarders.

“After this…, the freshers, besides the boy, have been requested to attend an all hostellers Common Physique (GB) assembly which was held on the playground adjoining to A1 block at round 11 pm,” the report mentioned.

A kind of who deposed earlier than the panel mentioned whereas the GB assembly was on, the boy was seen standing within the foyer of the second ground together with two boarders.

Those that deposed reported to the committee that there was a loud cry (for assist) by somebody from the second ground of the A-2 block at previous 11.30 pm. Certainly one of them who rushed to the spot after listening to the cry reported to have seen the boy working bare, and when he was making an attempt to enter a room, two-three seniors pulled him out.

The boy reportedly once more began working desperately alongside the hall of the 2nd ground A-2 block.

The report mentioned, “Info concerning the following actions, simply previous to his deadly fall, is reasonably unsure and imprecise, as not one of the witnesses gave a clear-cut description of the incident, which may assist in ascertaining the trigger and sequence of the mishap.” The committee is of the view that the minor was “severely abused sexually too”, it mentioned.

“Numerous them discovered the sufferer mendacity on the street adjoining to the A-2 block in a unadorned situation in supine place. At the moment the sufferer was discovered profusely bleeding from nostrils, ears and mouth and probably from the again of the top,” it mentioned.

The scholars lined the decrease physique a part of the sufferer with a ‘gamchha’ (conventional cotton towel, and took him to a hospital the place he died. The report flagged the deliberate isolation and subsequent ragging of the boy, as being a properly considered act of cruelty.

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