Bengaluru: A first-year student of MBBS student of the Shivamogga Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS) committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in his hostel room in college premises. The victim has been identified as Raghu who hailed from Shikaripur Taluk.
The family reportedly said that Raghu took this extreme step due to alleged ragging by his seniors.
The incident took place in the hostel room of the victim. He was discovered by his friends when they went to his room and found him hanging on Monday afternoon.
According to a roommate, Raghu had returned to the hostel around 4 pm on Sunday. When the roommate who had gone out on some errand and returned to the room found the room bolted from inside, he grew suspicious and told other students. They broke open the door and found Raghu hanging, reports The New Indian Express
Raghu was taken to the hospital immediately where he was declared brought dead. After the post-mortem, the body was handed to relatives in Beguru at midnight.
While speaking with express Raghu’s father informed that when Raghu came home for Deepavali festival, he was talking about doing the homework of his seniors and also mentioned about the torture by them.
However, SIMS director denied the reason stating that in last ten years no complaints of ragging were reported in the college. He told Indian Express, “We have interrogated the students and his roommates. As per the interaction with the students, prima facie, there was no ragging. The Anti-Ragging Committee members of the college held a meeting and took the opinions of all his friends. A report has been sent to the Ministry of Human Resources Development. Now a police case has been registered.”