The second diary, details more instances of harassment that Rishiteswari faced

Rishiteshwari suicide case Second diary found detailing harassment and ragging by seniors
news Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 17:12

The case of M. Rishiteswari, a B.Arch student who committed suicide at the Acharya Nagarjuna University in Guntur took a new turn on Wednesday, as a second diary was discovered at her home in Warangal. 

The second diary, details more instances of harassment that Rishiteswari faced from her seniors and friends besides also talking about how the 18-year-old landed up in the college.

On July 21, 18-year-old Rishiteswari'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, claiming that a CBI probe be initiated.

The second diary, is more detailed and also mentions names and talks about how a senior student began messaging her and attempted to keep chatting with her and eventually proposed, which troubled her greatly.

She also writes that two of her friends also proposed to her, 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.

“Why each and every man sees the girl. I hate everyone. Why (does) this difference between boy and girl exist? I hate my life and my college. All architects are stupid. Worst life. Am I a doll that these many guys try me (sic),” she wrote.

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It has been close to a month now, and the family has come to terms with her death. However, they still feel that they have not got justice.

"I have one last wish. Those who are responsible for my death, know it themselves. If they realize their mistake, it is enough. If they never trouble anyone like they troubled me, it is enough....no girl should think there is no ragging in a university. University is like hell," she wrote.

In the aftermath of the suicide, ANU in-charge Vice-Chancellor K.R.S. Sambasiva Rao was sacked and three students were arrested. However, the case has slowed down since.

"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 tells TNM.

The first diary, which also has Rishiteswari's writings about the ragging that took place by her seniors, is with the police. 

 

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