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Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

A first-year MBBS student of Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital in Bolangir died after reportedly falling off the hostel roof on Friday.

The deceased has been identified as Nishant Kumar, a native of Haryana, He was residing in New Boys hostel.

The circumstance under which Nishant fell from the terrace is yet to be ascertained.

Meanwhile, A close relative of the deceased MBBS student levelled ragging allegations. The Uncle of the deceased said that their ward was calling home for the past four days to narrate the ordeal.

On the other hand, Dean of the Medical College, Sabita Mohapatra said, "We have set up a 10-member anti-ragging committee. We also have an anti-ragging squad. Every day a group of faculty visits the boys and girls hostel for monitoring the situation in hostel rooms of first-year students."

Further, Mohapatra added, "There is no chance of ragging within the hostel premises as the squads keep a track of the same. I haven't yet received any complaint regarding ragging incident from anyone."

(This is a developing story. Refresh the page for updates.)

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