The family allege that Hashinas was subjected to ragging by third year senior students.

6 students arrested in Kozhikode college student suicide caseScreengrab/Manorama News
news Ragging Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 20:09

Three days after a 19-year-old college student committed suicide at her residence in Vadakara in Kozhikode district allegedly over ragging, police arrested six students on Tuesday.

They were produced before the Judicial Magistrate, who remanded them in 14 days judicial custody. 

Hashinas, a second year BSc Microbiology student of MHES Arts and Science College was found hanging inside the bathroom on Friday evening.
 
The police arrested six senior students including three boys and three girls of the same college based on a police complaint filed by Hashinas’ family on Saturday. According to the police, senior students Arshita, Sumaiya, Shaheena, and Ajinas are among the six arrested. They are final year students of BSc Computer Science discipline. 
 
The family allege that Hashinas was subjected to ragging by third year senior students, who made her apologise in public which had caused her embarrassment.
 
Hashinas’ relative Foulad told The News Minute that her friends had informed them that Hashinas was visibly upset after the incident. He accused the teachers of the college of having failed to control the students and maintain decorum, which culminated into a student taking her own life.
 
“Just like the six students who are now arrested, the teachers and the management are equally accountable for Hashinas’ death and should be brought to book. The family is not satisfied with the police arresting the students alone, and have decided to fight the case legally,” Foulad informed.

He said that the college management has not cooperated with the family so far. They have not contacted the family to either condole the death or to enquire their whereabouts, he said.

Vadakara CI Vishwambahran informed that the students were arrested after recording their statements on Tuesday evening. Police have filed case under Section 306 (Abetment to suicide) and Section 4 of Ragging Act.

(With PTI inputs) 

Also read: College student kills self in Kozhikode, family suspects ragging

 

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