Odisha medico suicide: BBMCH's anti-ragging cell is named as accused in police complaint
A medical student of Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital (BBMCH) has died reportedly by suicide, the family has alleged ragging by senior students.
Despite, National Medical Commission's (NMC) stringent rules against ragging, cases like this still get reported in India. The latest is that a medico of Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital (BBMCH) has died reportedly after falling from his hostel terrace. The parents have alleged ragging by senior students and demanded a probe.
The deceased student's father has named the college's anti-ragging cell as an accused in his police complaint, as reported by Indian Express.
He said in the FIR report that his son was ragged by his seniors every day since April 13. His son was harassed and depressed and he took the extreme step on April 22. Due to the non-effectiveness of the anti-ragging cell of BBMCH in preventing the ragging, his son died, the father added in his complaint.
Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital's Suicide Case Background
10 days ago, Nishant Kumar from Karnal in Haryana had taken admission to BBMCH and was supposed to begin his first-year classes on Saturday. But, he was found dead on Friday afternoon.
“My son was psychologically tormented and later murdered. He cleared NEET without any coaching in his first attempt. Due to ragging and torture by seniors, he was not able to concentrate on studies and prepare a schedule,” said Nishant's mother, as reported by Hindustan Times.