Bhopal Ragging Case : A district court in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, on February 5 convicted four students of RKDF Pharmacy College for ragging and abetment to suicide.
The girls were accused of driving their junior, Anita Sharma, to take her own life. The court of ADJ Amit Ranjan pronounced the senior students guilty and declared them five years of imprisonment. A case was registered in this regard against the four girls under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on charges of abetment to suicide.
Bhopal Ragging Case: The accused- Nidhi Magre, Dipti Solanki, Divyanshi Sharma, and Kriti Gaur- were sentenced to jail for the case that was reported in 2013.
Anita Sharma, an 18-year-old student, who was pursuing a B-Pharm second-year course in a private college in Bhopal died by suicide. The deceased hanged herself at her residence in Jeevan Vihar Society in 2013.
According to reports, Anita was subjected to ragging by the accused ever since she joined the college and ‘forced her to write their mid-semester copies.’ She claimed that when she tried to inform the authorities about the ragging, Anita was advised to obey her seniors and live with it.
In her suicide note, she wrote, “only I know how I have suffered the ragging of these four till now.” The student further named the four senior students in the note.
The Principal Secretaries of School, Higher, Technical and Medical Education Departments have been issued notices to direct them to furnish details of steps to be taken in the educational institutions by them to prevent incidents of ragging in future.