Five days after ragging allegedly drove law student Prashant Chitalkar to suicide, the four suspects in the case are untraceable.
After the Pune police refused to register a case because the Deccan Education Society student had died in Ahmednagar, the Ahmednagar police on Friday recorded statements of some suspects.
Chitalkar jumped into a well at his uncle’s house in Rahuri, Ahmednagar, on January 25.
The police registered statements of 10 students and booked nine under the Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act (1999) and for abetment to suicide.
The Ahmednagar police searched Chitalkar’s hostel room. They said some of the suspects had not attended college for two days and were not reachable. “We have sent a team to interrogate them,” said Police Sub-Inspector Imamuddin Pathan.
The college has also extended the timeframe of its internal inquiry committee probing the incident.
The committee was earlier given 48 hours to submit the report, Vikas Kakatkar, deputy chairman of the college said.
The students issued a statement saying the suspects cannot be labelled guilty their involvement was proven.