B Pharma student was not ragged,says GBTU probe panelhttps://indianexpress.com/article/cities/lucknow/b-pharma-student-was-not-ragged-says-gbtu-probe-panel/

B Pharma student was not ragged,says GBTU probe panel

‘Hold class on ground floor to prevent students jumping off building’

A first-year student of MC Saxena College of Pharmacy,who had committed suicide by jumping off the institute’s building,was not ragged before she took the extreme step,a panel probing the incident has concluded.

“It is not a case of ragging. There was no ragging by students or harassment by the faculty,” said Prof Jagbir Singh,chairman of anti-ragging monitoring cell of Gautam Buddh Technical University (GBTU).

The cell was investigating into the reasons that had led to 18-year-old Sumbul Ishaq,a first year student of B Pharma at the college,to attempt suicide on September 3.

The girl had succumbed to injuries three days later. It was alleged that she took the extreme step after being ragged by her seniors.

Advertising

However,the ant-ragging cell discounted ragging as the cause in a report that it submitted to GBTU vice-chancellor Prof R K Khandal Monday,but whose findings were made public Tuesday.

The inquiry was expedited after the girl’s father filed a complaint with the UGC alleging that his daughter was ragged.