Sunday, August 14, 2011

Student goes missing from GSVM hostel

KANPUR: A PG student of the Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi Medical College (GSVM) is reported to be missing under mysterious circumstances from the boys' hostel for the past three days. His family members hold his seniors responsible. They claim the boy went missing after a ragging session.

Pankaj Patel, a native of Raipur and a student of MD orthopaedics, is missing from room no: 35 of NRH Hostel of GSVM since Wednesday morning. The matter came into light when his brother, Lokesh Patel, called him on his cell phone but it was found to be switched off. The family members then tried to locate Pankaj by asking his friends, but all efforts proved futile.

"His phone has been switched off and he is missing for the past three days," said Lakhan Lal Patel, Pankaj's father. He also informed that they had lodged a missing person report at Swaroop Nagar police station on Friday morning.

Pankaj's brother Lokesh Patel claimed: "Pankaj called me on Tuesday night and told me that one of his senior doctors had humiliated him in front of a number of patients at the emergency ward of LLR hospital. He was even slapped. Since then, his mobile has been switched off and he has been missing."

However, the GSVM authorities denied the allegations made by the family members and colleagues of the victim. College principal Anand Swaroop said they had already filed a missing person report at Swaroop Nagar police station on Thursday night. "I admit that the student is missing, but it is not at all true that he had been ragged. Pankaj was feeling overburdened and hence ran away," he claimed.

However, his batch-mates said Pankaj was being harassed by a senior student and had even complained against him with the college authorities. But, no action was taken against the accused student. It emboldened him into getting even more nasty with Pankaj.

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