Jadavpur University Student Falls From Hostel, Dies; Friend Alleges Ragging

The police are ready for the autopsy examination report.


A primary-year pupil of Jadavpur College in Kolkata died after allegedly falling from the second-floor balcony of the primary hostel, police mentioned on Thursday.

Swapnadip Kundu (18), a resident of Bagula in Nadia district, was an undergraduate pupil of Bengali (honours). He allegedly fell from a hostel constructing round 11.45 pm on Wednesday, they mentioned.

“He obtained a number of accidents and died at 4.30 am throughout therapy on the KPC Medical Faculty,” a police official mentioned.

Governor CV Ananda Bose, who can be the Chancellor of the college, visited the hostel and warranted Swapnadip’s father of stern motion towards these chargeable for his son’s dying.

Courses for the primary 12 months started a few days again, as one other pupil of that 12 months alleged that ragging by a number of seniors was behind his pal’s dying.

Preliminary probe revealed that the coed was bullied allegedly by some senior boarders of the hostel, the police officer mentioned including that he referred to as up his mom at round 9 PM on Wednesday and expressed his worry “about one thing”.

“His cellphone acquired switched off later. We’re wanting into his name record to seek out out whether or not he spoke to anybody else after that or not,” the officer mentioned, including that they’ve examined the cellphones of his roommates.

The police are ready for the autopsy examination report.

“Evidently the boy was in psychological misery after seniors began terming him homosexual. There are witnesses when he began displaying discomfort relating to this. He referred to as up his mom no less than 4 occasions on Wednesday and in addition deactivated his Fb account within the night,” the officer advised PTI.

JU Registrar Snehamanju Basu mentioned in a communique to the Jadavpur police station mentioned the mentioned pupil was discovered on the highway in entrance of the primary hostel throughout the campus in unconscious and wounded situation “at 11 pm” and “regardless of each step taken for instant and very best therapy for him, he died at 6 am at present.” On the allegation of Swapnodip’s father that his son is a sufferer of ragging, the police officer mentioned that they have been speaking to the in-charge of the hostel and in addition the scholars who’ve not too long ago began staying there.

In the meantime, one other first-year pupil of Jadavpur College alleged in a Fb put up that ragging by “a number of seniors” was behind the dying of his pal Swapnodeep.

“My identify is Arpan Majhi. I’m a first-year pupil at Jadavpur College. My household is economically backward and I grew up in Asansol. Naturally, I utilized for a hostel throughout admission. Spending two to 3 nights on the hostel was fairly tormenting to me and due to that, I’ve began searching for a multitude regardless of going through nice problem, even when I’ve to take a mortgage,” he mentioned in that put up.

Referring to the ragging by a bit of the senior boarders on the hostel, Majhi mentioned, “I’ve heard many tales about the primary hostel. Tales of them serving to flood victims, standing by the facet of helpless individuals through the Covid-19 pandemic. I consider a lot of the seniors in the primary hostel carry this preventing custom. However for a number of of them, I misplaced my classmate,” he alleged.

The JU chapter of the All Bengal College Lecturers’ Affiliation (ABUTA) alleged that the varsity authorities didn’t take any steps to cease ragging regardless of understanding about this observe.

Jadavpur College Lecturers Affiliation (JUTA) Secretary Partha Pratim Roy referred to as for preserving new college students in a separate hostel as per UGC guidelines and instantly driving out former college students who had been residing within the hostel illegally.

“We demand exemplary punishment for these chargeable for his destiny,” Roy mentioned.

A spokesperson of the varsity’s Arts College College students Union mentioned, “We wish a full probe into the incident and punishment for the responsible. We stand by the household of the sufferer. We additionally need that allegations of bodily torture of freshers are usually not raised once more.” Within the night, Governor Bose paid a go to to the hostel and spoke to the boarders to grasp how the incident occurred.

He additionally spoke to the daddy of the sufferer and warranted him of “stern motion” towards those that have been chargeable for the dying.

In the meantime, Swapnadip’s maternal uncle in a letter to the Registrar demanded a “correct, full-fledged inquiry into the incident”.

Registrar Basu mentioned the letter from the maternal uncle has been referred to the inner inquiry committee assembly of the college.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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