KOZHIKODE: Six students of the Malabar Higher Educational Society College of Science and Technology, Cherandathur near Vadakara, were arrested on Tuesday by Vadakara police on the charges of ragging and abetting the suicide of a second-year girl student, Ashnaz Hameed. The six third-year computer science students were produced before the magistrate and remanded in judicial custody.
The six accused, including three girls and three boys- M.K. Muhasin of Thanakothur, P.V. Abrar, Thazheangadi, Vadakara, A. Aginaz, Kuningad, Arshitha and Sameeha, Villiyapalli, and Sumaiya from Kannur Kariyad, surrendered before the CI office, Vadakara. A police team headed by Vadakara CI V.K. Viswambharan questioned them.
The second-year micro-biology student committed suicide by hanging herself from the windows of the bathroom on July 22. “It was after talking to the classmates of Ashnaz that we got the details of the case and the accused surrendered in the station,” said the CI. Ashnaz was insulted before her collegemates and made to say sorry to her seniors at several occasions.
The reason was that she had asked the name of one her seniors thinking that she was a first-year student. The senior girl with the help of her other five classmates humiliated Ashnaz who had already shown signs of depression, the CI said. The accused were charged with offences under Ragging Prevention Act 2009 and IPC 306 abetment of suicide....