A lot of groups have been demanding justice and asking for a CBI probe to be initiated

Andhra to blacklist accused in Rishiteshwari ragging case prevent them from further studiesImage - Facebook/We Want Justice For Rishiteswari
news Thursday, September 03, 2015 - 09:09

AP home minister N Chinna Rajappa on Wednesday said that the state would blacklist all those involved in the ragging incident that led to the suicide of M Rishiteshwari, a first year student of the Acharya Nagarjuna University in Guntur.

Speaking in the state Assembly, Rajappa said that the guilty students would not be allowed to pursue further studies anywhere and action would also be taken against the principal of the college if he was found guilty, a Times of India report adds.

On July 21, 18-year-old Rishiteshwari's body was found hanging from the ceiling in her room at Indira Priyadarshini hostel block of the university. Next to her, was a suicide note which alleged that seniors had harassed her and spread rumours about her, that left her deeply disturbed. 

A lot of groups have been demanding justice since then, asking for a CBI probe to be initiated.

The case took a new turn on August 19, after a second diary was discovered at her home in Warangal, that detailed more instances of harassment that the 18-year-old faced from her seniors and friends.

The second diary, was more detailed and also mentions names and talks about how a senior student began sending her messages and eventually proposed to her, which troubled her greatly.

She wrote that two of her friends also proposed to her, besides another senior student. “I don’t know who to share this with. I don’t know how he could do this. I hate all men. I hate them all,” she wrote.

Rishiteswari also narrated another incident where an inebriated senior tried to harass her at a freshers party.

"Firstly, we want the principal of the college G Babu, arrested because he was sitting clueless as my daughter was getting harassed in the university hostel itself. After we found this new diary, we also want an investigation into the new names that Rishi has mentioned," Durgabai, Rishiteshwari's mother had told TNM.

Topic tags,
Become a TNM Member for just Rs 999!
You can also support us with a one-time payment.