Thiruvananthapuram: Four days after a student committed suicide, allegedly following ragging by seniors at a college in Kerala's Kozhikode, six students have been arrested. The police have filed cases of abetting suicide and ragging, in which three lecturers of the college have also been named.
Hasheena Hameed, 18, was found hanging at her home on July 23. She was a student of second year at the Malabar Higher Education Society.
The police said she did not leave behind any written note. Her parents, however, had filed a complaint earlier, alleging that she was being mentally harassed and publicly embarrassed by her seniors, the police said.
"It is the negligence of the college that has cost my daughter her life. The teachers also have a role in this... We want justice," her distraught father Mr Hameed told NDTV.
The officer investigating the case, VK Viswambharam, told NDTV, "The college authorities are co-operating with the police for the investigations. We are also looking at the possible role of any other students or teachers".
This incident comes a month after the shocking case of a Dalit girl who had to be hospitalised last month after allegedly been forced to drink toilet cleaning liquid by her seniors. The girl was a student at a nursing college in Karnataka. Her mother, a resident of Kerala, is battling for justice.