In a shocking incident of crime against women, an engineering student was allegedly stabbed in the washroom of a college in Noida Sector 62, which houses an array of private educational institutions, on Thursday night.
The incident took place in Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (JIIT) when the victim Priyanka Sharma, 23, went to the washroom of the common mess on the college premises.
Priyanka is a student of MTech first-year in computer science. She hails from Himachal Pradesh and stays at the girl’s hostel on the college premises.
“She heard some noise in the washroom and found somebody hiding inside. She raised an alarm but the person charged at her with a knife and stabbed her multiple times. Before anybody could rush for help, the attacker fled from the spot leaving Priyanka in a pool of blood,” said Ravikant Parashar, station house officer, Sector 58 police station.
The victim’s friends heard the commotion and rushed to help her. Priyanka was rushed to the nearby Fortis Hospital where she underwent multiple surgeries.
“She is out of danger. But the wounds are deep and will take a long time to heal,” said a hospital spokesperson.
Police suspect the role of some person who either studies in the college or works there.
“The victim is under the influence of anaesthesia. As soon as she becomes fit for statement, we will ask her about the attacker. The college administration has submitted the footage of CCTV cameras installed on the premises and it is being checked. So far, we have not found anybody suspicious in the footage,” Parashar added.
Police said the washroom is located near the mess, which is not under direct surveillance of CCTV cameras. However, the connecting galleries and the main hall are under surveillance.
“We are helping the police in the investigation. We are standing with the victim and trying to find out what really happened. CCTV footage has been submitted,” said Ajit Tomar, administrative manager, JIIT, Sector 62 campus.
“A case has been lodged against unidentified persons. The family of the victim said she did not have any rivalry with anybody in the college. Her friends and colleagues would be called in for questioning. So far we have questioned more than a dozen people, including the security guards and housekeeping staff. The accused will be arrested soon,” said Parashar.