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College panel says no ragging behind law student's suicide

india Updated: Feb 03, 2010 14:51 IST

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The fact-finding committee appointed by Deccan Education Society's (DES) Fergusson Law College here to probe into allegations of ragging of a student who committed suicide on January 25, has concluded that there was no such incident involving the deceased when he stayed in the hostel.

Even as college authorities submitted their report to Vice Chancellor of Pune University and Maharashtra government's higher education department denying charges of ragging levelled by parents of the student -- Prashant Chitlkar, police today said investigations into the case would continue on the basis of the FIR filed at Rahuri in Ahmednagar district where Prashant ended his life by jumping into a well.

The second-year law student at the college who was an inmate of the hostel had taken the extreme step after going back to his hometown Rahuri, allegedly due to torture he suffered at the hands of his seniors.

According to DES authorities, the three-member committee headed by college principal Rohini Honap, came to the conclusion that the student had not made any complaint to teachers, the hostel rector or his classmates and roommates regarding ragging or even teasing of any kind during his stay at the premises.

"We will, however, continue to cooperate with police in their investigations," a DES spokesman added.