The scholar who died after falling from the second ground of a hostel in Kolkata’s Jadavpur College had referred to as his mom barely an hour earlier than the incident and instructed her he was scared. He had pleaded along with his mom, who lives in a city 100 km away, to “come quick” and stated he had heaps to inform her.
The household and a classmate have alleged that the 18-year-old was a sufferer of ragging.
Swapnadip Kundu was a first-year undergraduate pupil of Bengali (Honours) and had fallen from the balcony of the principle hostel constructing within the college round 11.45 pm on Wednesday. He was taken to a hospital, the place he was declared useless at 4.30 am on Thursday.
“Swapnadip spoke to his mom on Wednesday night. He instructed her he was not feeling good and was feeling scared. His mom requested him what had occurred. He stated, ‘You please come quick. I’ve numerous issues to inform you’. Then she referred to as him again, however the cellphone stored ringing and he didn’t decide up. About an hour later, his mother and father bought a name asking them to go to Kolkata as their son had suffered a fall,” stated Swapnadip’s uncle, Arup Kundu
“The physique was utterly coated however the physician confirmed me a chunk of paper which indicated harm marks on his physique. How does this occur if it was not ragging,” Mr Kundu requested.
Swapnadip’s father, Ramprasad Kundu. has complained to the police saying among the boarders of the hostel are chargeable for his son’s dying. A Fb submit by considered one of Swapnadip’s classmates, Arpan Majhi, additionally pointed to ragging by “some seniors” and stated he had misplaced his classmate due to a number of of them, a report by information company PTI stated.
The police haven’t commented on the investigation and Jadavpur College has additionally remained tight-lipped. West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose, nonetheless, met the coed’s mother and father on the college campus on Thursday. He assured them of stern motion towards these accountable and stated that the household would get justice.
Residents of the Kundus’ hometown, Bogula in Nadia district, held a protest as we speak, demanding a correct investigation into Swapandip’s dying and strict motion towards the folks chargeable for it.
In October final 12 months, IIT Kharagpur pupil Faizan Ahmed was discovered useless in his hostel room. Whereas it was handed off as a case of suicide, the household, which is from Assam, had moved the Calcutta Excessive Court docket claiming it was a case of ragging and homicide.
A second autopsy was carried out this 12 months after exhuming the physique on the orders of the excessive court docket. The post-mortem report referred to accidents sustained earlier than dying and stated they had been homicidal in nature. His household had instructed the court docket that he was pushed over the sting by ragging and that his complaints had gone unheard by IIT-Kharagpur’s administration.
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