Police on Thursday evening arrested one of the accused in the abetment to suicide case of a BTech student in Manav Rachna University.
“We have arrested Vivek, one of the accused in the suicide case,” SHO Surajkund Rattandeep Bali said, adding, “The accused was arrested from Faridabad Sector 21C area on Thursday evening.”
On the basis of preliminary interrogation, police said, Vivek hails from Chandigarh and works with a call centre in Gurgaon. “He will be produced before the court on Friday,” said Bali.
On Wednesday, police team went to Aligarh looking out for Abhishek, another accused, only to find his house locked.
The family of the deceased, Heena Kakkar – a first year BTech student of Manav Rachna University, held Abishek and Vivek - classmates of Heena, responsible for her alleged suicide. Heena had committed suicide by jumping from third floor of the university hostel at 9.45pm on Monday.
Meanwhile, the university has rebutted the charges by the family saying it informed them immediately after the incident. The varsity has also returned the fees to the family that was deposited by the deceased for BTech course.
“We had informed the family of the deceased immediately after the incident,” said Dr MK Soni, dean-cum-executive director, Manav Rachna University, adding, “In fact, the family members had immediately rushed to the hospital in Faridabad.”
Soni informed that in order to know if any other girl student was facing any kind of harassment from any one, the university officials on Thursday motivated them to come up and disclose if any one was facing similar situation like Heena Kakkar.
“I don’t think any other girl student is facing similar kind of harassment,” he added.