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Assam: Student jumps from 2nd floor of hostel building to escape ragging; 5 Arrested

In Assam's Dibrugarh University, a case of suicide attempt has come to fore to avoid ragging. The SP of Dibrugarh told that the main accused has been arrested after registering an FIR in this case. While 4 others who supported him have been detained.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Guwahati: In a tragic incident, A case of suicide attempt to avoid ragging has come to light in Assam’s Dibrugarh University. According to the information received, a student living in the PNGB hostel of the university jumped from the second floor of the hostel after being fed up with ragging. The student has received several injuries. He has been taken to the hospital. A student has been arrested in this case, while 4 senior students have been detained.

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This incident of ragging happened on Sunday. The injured student has been identified as Anand Sharma. The condition of the student is said to be critical. He is undergoing treatment in the ICU of the hospital. The relatives of the victim student have lodged a complaint with the police in this matter. Officials said that an investigation has been started into the incident.

The SP of Dibrugarh told that the main accused has been arrested after registering an FIR in this case. While 4 others who supported him have been detained.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has appealed to the students to “say no to ragging”.

Taking to Twitter, he tweeted, “It has come to notice that a Dibrugarh University student is hurt in an alleged case of ragging. A close watch was maintained and follow-up action was coordinated with the district admin. Efforts on to nab the accused, the victim being provided medical care”.

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“Appeal to students, say NO to Ragging,” he added.

Sources say that Anand Sarma had been complaining to the university about ragging and had given a written complaint to the Warden of ‘C’ block of the “Padma Nath Gohain Baruah Chatra Nivas” (PNGBCN hostel) on November 17 this year mentioning names of those who had been harassing him. The police say further investigation is on.

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