[Reader-list] Yet another ragging suicide. And nobody's heard of it.
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Sun Dec 11 23:39:21 IST 2005
This one didn't get any media attention. If any of you can help it get
further coverage, that would be very nice. An IIM alumnus gets shot
dead in a small town in UP and the IIM alumni community is strong
enough to push him through to page one for several days - and
thankfully so. But who will speak up for Sridhar. If you blog, please
write about this. There are only two reports online - Mumbai Mirror
and Asian Age - and both of them are very inaccessible. Had to do a
lot of juggling in the Mumbai Miror archives to get the story below
and it does not even mention the name of the college!
Please spread the word about this. This is the 12th recorded ragging
death since the Supreme Court banned ragging in May 2001.
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Student commits suicide after ragging
Wednesday, December 07, 2005, Chennai, Mumbai Mirror
By Jayaraj Sivan
A first year Biotechnology student of an engineering college near here
committed suicide on Monday night, allegedly owing to ragging by his
The deceased, Sridhar, 18, son of Ramakrishna Reddy of Tirupathy in
Andhra Pradesh, had hung himself on the fan hook in his hostel room
using his bedspread, police said.
His parents told police that about a month ago their son had
complained of ragging by seniors.
However, they were not in a position to name anybody in particular.
Sridhar was alone in his room on Monday night. His room-mate Shankar
had gone out and returned only on Tuesday morning.
Seeing the room locked from inside, Shankar knocked repeatedly.
When it evoked no response, he informed warden Raja.
They broke open the door and found him dead.
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Ragging Deaths: http://www.stopragging.org/category/suicides/
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