Wednesday, May 9, 2007

‘NIT staff didn’t take enough measures to stop ragging’

In the ragging death case of a student of Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT), the crime branch has submitted its inquiry report to the ADGP (Crime) in which it said the institute administration had not taken sufficient measures to stop ragging. The report has also raised a finger over the investigation by the Government Railway Police (GRP).

The report said had the NIT administration taken proper measures to stop ragging on the campus, the death would have never occured. Sources said the probe also questioned why the GRP did not indict the NIT staff responsible for checking ragging.

Notably, a first-year student, Amit Gangwar, had committed suicide by jumping before a train in October 2005 and left a suicide note, naming ten senior students who tortured him.

Crime Branch SP, Jalandhar, Kamal Kumar, was not available for comments.