College authorities insist that no instances of ragging were brought to the management's notice.
A 19-year-old college student was found hanging at her residence at Thodannur near Vadakara in Kozhikode on Friday. Family members allege ragging to be the reported reason behind the supposed suicide.
Hashinas, a second-year BSc Microbiology student at MHES Arts and Science College in Cherandathoor, was found hanging inside the bathroom at around 5.30 pm by her parents who grew suspicious when Hashinas failed to respond to their calls.
Police officials say that though she was rushed to the hospital, her life could not be saved. The body has been sent for post-mortem. Meanwhile, family members allege that a ragging incident in college is the reason behind Hashinasâ fatal decision.
Third year senior students - they say- demanded a public apology from her over some dispute. When Hashinas refused to apologize, the fallout resulted in a squabble between the second and third year students of the college.
âSome teachers intervened and asked Hashinas to apologize, which she did unwillingly. This caused her a lot of heartache and embarrassment. Her friends told us that she had been crying the whole day at college,â Foulad -a family member- told The News Minute.
Claiming that the teachers had asked Hashinas to apologize in order to soothen the egos of the senior students, he recalled that Hashinas had complained about being ragged by senior students over a year ago. The family had however dismissed it because they considered it âharmlessâ back then.
"Senior students would demand to know her name and act a little tough. Such things did not seem to be a matter of great concern, so we let it go," Foulad shared.
Speaking to TNM, Vadakara CI Vishwambharan said that the police are yet to receive any complaints against the college authorities.
Mathrubhumi reports that the college authorities insist that no instances of ragging were brought to the management's notice by anyone concerned.