PATNA: A first-year polytechnic student committed suicide after being allegedly ragged by his seniors in Gopalganj district late Saturday night. The youth was identified as Nirbhay Singh Kushwaha, son of Abhay Singh Kushwaha, a resident of Pakdi village under Mohammadpur police station area.
The incident took place at around 10.30pm when the locals found the youth’s body hanging from a noose of the asbestos ceiling in a private lodge at Sipaya locality under Vishambharpur police station of the district. The police recovered the body from the lodge and sent it for the postmortem at Sadar Hospital.
Nirbhay’s father Abhay alleged that his son had informed him that he was ragged by senior students of the college. “I talked to him on Saturday night around 8pm and had asked him to come home,” he said, and also expressed apprehension that his son might have been murdered.
The police officials said the youth was staying alone at the lodge for last one month as his roommate had left the lodge. “No suicide note has been found from Nirbhay’s room but the police have recovered his mobile. The youth has committed suicide as there in no external injury on his body. His neck broke after he hanged himself from the noose. Prima facie, it seems that love affair could be the reason behind the suicide. We are investigating the case from all angles,” said Amrendra Kumar Sah, SHO of Vishambharpur police station.