Sunday, March 27, 2011

Ragging drives student to suicide in Bihar

Patna: A first year medical college student hanged himself at his private lodge in Patna after allegedly being harassed by seniors.

Sunny Kumar, a student of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), committed suicide on Wednesday night after being ragged by seniors.

Sunny, in his early 20s, was a resident of Chapra district, and was staying at a private lodge in Mahendru locality near the college campus.

A complaint has been lodged with the police by Sunny's family in this connection. His father told police that ragging had claimed his son's life, a police official said.

A Sultanganj police station official said Sunny's body was found hanging from the ceiling of his room in a private lodge. "At present, police are not in a position to say what prompted him to end his life. The matter is being probed," he added.

Sunny's relatives said he had been suffering from depression after being ragged on the campus.
PMCH authorities have denied any ragging on campus.

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