Bhubaneswar Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Prateek Singh on Tuesday said there has been no sign of ragging as of now in the death of Ruckhika Mohanty, a Plus III first year BJB College student, who committed suicide in her hostel room.
At least 198 students, relatives, friends, batch mates, seniors and juniors of Ruchika have been interrogated till now, but to no avail.
This apart, the cops have also recorded the statements of the hostel and college staff to get a lead in the case. However, no one has accepted to ragging in the college and hostel premises, said the DCP.
Meanwhile, the cops have released a phone number for people to inform anything about the Ruchika case.
“We have released a new phone number. Anyone having any kind of evidence in this case can inform us,” the DCP added.
Despite repeated protests and demand for the arrest of people involved in the alleged ragging, there has been no lead in Ruchika’s death case.
On the other hand, police received flak after forcibly evicting the mother of the deceased and several others staging dharna in front of the College. With the Commissionerate Police yet to make any headway in the BJB college student Ruchika Mohanty’s suicide due to alleged ragging even after nine days of the incident, the deceased’s mother and relatives continue to protest.
Notably, the 19-year-old student of the prestigious institute allegedly died by suicide. The police found a suicide note in the room, in which she said she was mentally harassed by three seniors of the college.