Bolangir: NHRC Team Reaches College To Probe Student’s Death


Bolangir: A three-member team of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today reached Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital here and launched an investigation into the death of a first-year MBBS student.

According to reports, the officials will carry out the probe in the town till July 1.

The NHRC team comprises officials Bimaljit Uppal, Chandrasekhar and Madhavananda Raut.

First-year MBBS student and a native of Haryana, Nishant Kumar of Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital in Bolangir reportedly died after falling off the hostel roof on April 22.

However, his parents alleged he was a victim of ragging. Later, the surfacing of Nishant’s mobile chats with his friends had lent credence to the ragging theory in a big way.

The NHRC had earlier issued a notice to Odisha Chief Secretary and the Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Sambalpur University.

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