Haziabad: Though a case of murder and
ragging has been lodged against five persons in the death of a
19-year-old student of a local engineering college, a senior
official here today claimed that the incident does not appear
to be a fallout of ragging.
Based on a written complaint of the father of deceased
Abhishek Sahai, police registered a case under section 147
(punishment for rioting), 302 (punishment for murder), 120b
(punishment for criminal conspiracy) of IPC and under the Anti
Ragging Act against an official and four students of S R M
Institute of Engineering and Management.
Sahai fell to his death from the roof of the hostel of
the institute in Modi Nagar, 20 kms from here, on Sunday and
the family alleged that the incident was linked to ragging.
Modinagar Sub-Divisional Magistrate Gyanender Kumar,
however, said that the death of Sahai does not appear to be
linked to ragging.
He said police circle officer Anil Panday, who first
arrived at the scene, questioned Sahai`s roommate Nishat Ali
who said no senior student was present at that time when he
and Sahai were sitting and the latter went upstairs and jumped
from the backside of the fourth floor.
He also interrogated other students but found no clue
about ragging. Panday said that Sahai joined the college only
five days before the incident and no senior could have met him
during the period.
The SDM said the father of the deceased boy did
not inform any authority in the college or district
administration about ragging when he claimed to have a
detailed talk with his son on August 14.
Kumar said the matter is under police investigation and
all the facts will be revealed. He said the students will be
arrested if ragging is corroborated.