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Rashmi Rekha Das

The National Human Rights Commission launched a four-day investigation into death of Bolangir Bhima Bhoi Medical College student from today. 

The rights commission will interrogate college principal, heads of different departments, hostel warden, members of anti-ragging committee, members of anti-ragging squad and students in connection with death of an MBBS student Nishant.
According to sources, Nishant was found dead in mysterious circumstances on April 22 . His father, a resident of Haryana, had filed a police complaint alleging Nishant was murdered. Though police launched an investigation, they are yet to unravel the exact reason of Nishant’s death. 

Now, NHRC has started investigation into the case and it will be continue for four days beginning today. Rights body took the decision in response to a petition filed by rights activist AKhanda. 

In the petition, the petitioner claimed that Nihant Kumar, a first year MBBS student of Bhima Bhoi Medical College Hospital, committed suicide by jumping from the roof of the building on April 22.

Nishant, a native of Haryana was forced to take the extreme step when he found the ragging done by seniors intolerable for him. 
The rights activist also stated that the WhatsApp chat of Nishant with the fellow students revealed that he was subjected to ragging by the seniors.

Bolangir police started investigating the matter based on a complaint filed Nishant’s father after registering a case under Section 306 and 34 of the IPC. But police are still yet find out the reasons of Nishant’s death.

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