Bihar minister son`s ragging case: Forensic team begins probe

Forensic experts on Saturday began examination and collecting evidence into the alleged attempt to suicide bid by Adarsh Kumar, son of Bihar Cooperative Minister Jai Kumar Singh, who was studying in one of the India`s top boarding schools- the Scindia school.

Last Updated: Aug 23, 2014, 18:01 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Gwalior: Forensic experts on Saturday began examination and collecting evidence into the alleged attempt to suicide bid by Adarsh Kumar, son of Bihar Cooperative Minister Jai Kumar Singh, who was studying in one of the India`s top boarding schools- the Scindia school.

Jai Kumar Singh had yesterday claimed that his son Adarsh Kumar Singh, who is a Class IX student, was battling for life at Delhi`s Apollo Hospital after suspected ragging.
According to reports, the school management has given details of how the student fell unconscious and was hospitalised. Earlier in the day, police also visited the school and spoke to eyewitnesses.

Meanwhile, Gwalior District Collector and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) today ordered separate probes into the alleged suicide case.

14-year-old Adarsh Kumar was found with a cloth tied to his neck in his hostel room in a suspicious manner on August 20, after which he was rushed to a private hospital for treatment.

Later, when his condition deteriorated, he was shifted to the Apollo Hospital. His condition was reported to be serious following which he was put on a ventilator.
Adarsh is believed to have attempted suicide after an alleged ragging incident at the school.

"Prima facie it appears that he had tried to hang himself from a ceiling fan," an official said.

Taking serious cognisance of the matter, District Collector P Narhari ordered a magisterial probe into the incident to be conducted by Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) S Saxena, the official said.

SSP Santosh Kumar Singh also ordered Additional SP, Mohammad Yusuf Qureshi to conduct an inquiry into the incident in detail, especially the ragging angle as alleged by his parents.

Efforts to contact the school authorities on the issue proved futile.

Meanwhile, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi today talked to his Madhya Pradesh counterpart Shivraj Singh Chauhan in relation to this case.