Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Student found dead in school bathroom, family alleges ragging

22 Jun 2009, 2223 hrs IST, PTI

NAHAN (HP): The body of a 10th standard student from Punjab was found in the bathroom of a residential school here and his family alleged he could have been a victim of ragging. According to a case registered at Pachhad police station under Rajgarh sub-division, the student Karm Singh, a resident of Kharar in Punjab, was found dead in the bathroom of the Badu Saheb Akal Academy School hostel on Sunday.

The academy authority believing that it was a case of suicide did not inform the police about the incident and took the body to his family in Kharar on Sunday, police said. The family members noticed bruises suspectedly caused by a sharp object on the body of Karm Singh and suspected foul play which according to them might be linked to ragging.

The family members raised a hue and cry after which the matter went to the police which registered a case today. Members of Pachhad police station had gone to Chandigarh for the post-mortem of the boy, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Rajgarh, Virendra Kalia said.

He said the police are investigating the case from all angles. Kalia said the post-mortem report of the student would be available on Tuesday after which charges under relevant laws would be pressed.

The authorities of the Academy affiliated to Deemed Eternal University, which also runs professional courses, refused to talk to the media despite repeated attempts.

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