Indore: DAVV calls ragging victim for statement
Unsatisfied with the inquiry report submitted by Rukmadevi Pannalal Laddha Maheshwari College regarding a ragging incident, the DAVV’s anti-raging committee has called victim and his parents to record their statement.
B.Com first semester student Shubham Pawar was assaulted allegedly by some of his senior students on September 7.
He was burnt with cigarettes for approaching police with his complaint. Left traumatised after the incident, Shubham had fled his home leaving behind a letter addressed to his father. The incident came to fore when his father reached college searching for his son.
Later, Chhatripura police had detained two senior students in the case.
The anti-ragging panel comprises dean student welfare Laxmikant Tripathi, dean college development council (DCDC) Sumanth Katiyal, deputy registrar Yeshwant Patel, RP Singh and Sanjay Vyas, both from Government Holkar Science College.
“Taking cognizance into the matter, we had asked college to submit inquiry report, which was satisfactory. The report lacks facts and we asked them to submit a detail report. We will issue letter to the college on Saturday to submit a fresh report immediately,” Tripathi told HT.
He added that the university has called Shubham and his father to record their statement. “We asked them to submit their statements as it will help the committee in its investigation. Today, he failed to submit his written statement. We will ask him to submit reply next time,” Tripathi added.
There were media reports that the inquiry conducted by Rukmadevi Pannalal Laddha Maheshwari College had refuted the allegations of ragging.
In its report to Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), the college is said to have submitted that a dispute had taken place between Shivam Pawar and another student at a programme over seating place which took a violent turn.