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Somatirtha Purohit

While the death of Nishant Kumar, a first year MBBS student of Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital in Bolangir, is still shrouded in mystery, a video has added a fresh twist to the case.  

The video clip accessed by OTV reportedly contains the visual of Nishant moments after he had reportedly fallen from the hostel roof on April 22 leading to his death.

In the video, it was seen that Nishant was taken to a parking area instead of being rushed to hospital for treatment. A staff of the college was seen searching the pockets of the deceased in the presence of the Dean of the medical college, Sabita Mohapatra.    

“They (medical college authorities) claimed that they were checking the pulse, but for me, it appears inappropriate at that moment. The video shows a different spot. My nephew might be killed and his body was later dumped there,” alleged the deceased’s uncle.

He added that the boy who took Nishant to the hospital was seen standing at a distance in the video.

When contacted, both the police and the medical college authorities refused to comment.

Nishant, a native of Haryana, was residing in the New Boys hostel of the medical college where he had allegedly fallen to death on April 22.

Nishant’s mother and other family members later alleged that he was murdered.

The family members alleged that the seniors had made WhatsApp groups and used to call the juniors for ragging at late night.

However, the Dean of the Medical College denied the allegations of ragging on the hostel premises and said squads have been formed to check such activities.

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