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Family blames ragging for Pune student’s death,inquiry on

The Ahmednagar police have booked a group of students of Deccan Education Society Law College,Pune —four of whom have been identified — under the Anti- Ragging Act.

Written by Express News Service | Pune |
January 28, 2010 1:18:40 am

The Ahmednagar police have booked a group of students of Deccan Education Society Law College,Pune —four of whom have been identified — under the Anti- Ragging Act. They have been accused of harassing 22-year-old Prashant Chitalkar,a second-year student,who committed suicide on Sunday by jumping into a well at Khadamble village in Rahuri taluk,Ahmednagar.

College authorities said one of the accused — Sudarshan Shelke — was a third year student while the other three — Chetan Mahale,Sharad Bande,Rohan Balve — were second-year students. “Shelke stays in the hostel but not the other three,” a staffer said.

Prashant’s father Bandopant Gulab Chitalkar,a police havaldar at Kotwali police station in Ahmednagar,filed the complaint at Rahuri police station. The complaint was forwarded to Deccan Gymkhana police station for investigation.

The police sent a letter to the college,following which it set up an inquiry panel,which also includes college principal Rohini Honap. “The committee will question the students named in the complaint and submit a report to the police in 48 hours,” said Vikas Kakatkar,vice-president of Deccan Education Society.

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