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Ragging kills boy, police assures stern action

Statesman News Service | Sambalpur |

A team of police officers from Visakhapatnam who came to the house of deceased student, Sreyash, assured the parents and the public that stringent action would be taken against those who were suspected to be behind the alleged ragging-related death.

It needs mention that Sreyash a boy from Bamra was allegedly a victim of ragging in his school in Visakhapatnam. He had been admitted to a private hospital at Bhubaneswar where he died.

Ragging apart, the school authorities are also being blamed for remaining callous.

The four-member team of police officers from Visakhapatnam led by Mr K Laxman Murty asked the details of the incident to the parents of Sreyash and the later apprised them everything including disclosing three names of his classmates.

They also explained the precarious condition in which they found their son in the hostel wearing just an inner wear and a T-Shirt. “My son did not receive any medical attention there,” said Mr Sailesh Kesharwani and Mrs Laxmi Kesharwani, the father and mother of Sreyash.

They also handed over a video clip of their son in the school hostel. “Action, as deemed fit and legal, will be taken against the school authorities too,” said Mr Murty to the parents and people who were keenly interested in the visit of the team to Bamra to collect information from the ground.

Sreyash’a parents after finding him in critical condition in the school hostel, brought him to a hospital in Visakhapatnam, then to IGH Rourkela and finally shifted to Bhubaneswar where he breathed his last.

However, feeling the gravity of the situation and sentiment of the people due to the untimely death of a meritorious student, both Andhra Pradesh and Odisha police have taken the matter seriously assuring action against the culprits.