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Komal Prajapat suicide case: committee records statement of Maharani College principal

The committee will submit a reprot to the vice-chancellor

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April 4, 2017, 12:34 pm

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Jaipur: A committee constituted by the Rajasthan University to investigate the case of Maharani College student Komal Prajapat’s suicide has recoded statements of the college principal and other staff. The committee will prepare a report and submit it to the vice-chancellor.

College principal Alpana Kateja gave her statement. “We have presented all the facts related to the unfortunate incident before the committee,” the principal said.

The committee has already taken statements of Komal’s hostel mates, hostel warden, and other teaching staff. The committee members also visited Komal’s parental village where they talked to her family members and the teaching staff at the school where she studied senior secondary education. The teaching staff told the members that Komal was a bright student and always secured top marks.

“We have completed our report and will soon submit it to the V-C for further action,” said a committee member.

The body of 18-year-old Komal, a first year BSc student, was found hanging from the ceiling of her hostel room on March 27. The family members registered a case of murder suspecting that she was being tortured. They said when she had visited home the last time three days ago, she talked about being tortured by her hostel mates.

The family members protested over the alleged police apathy in investigating the girl’s ‘suspicious death’. They staged demonstrations demanding action against some senior students alleging that they were harassing her.

The family members said Komal had approached her hostel warden several times in the recent past demanding she be shifted to a different room. Komal, a first year student, was staying at Maharani College’s Annie Besant hostel.

First published: April 4, 2017