19-year-old student commits suicide after being ragged


Family said that the girl was upset after she was ragged by her seniors at college.

Upset over being ragged, a 19-year-old girl reportedly committed suicide at her residence in Thodannur of Kozhikode district, Kerala.

Haznaz Hameed, a second-year student of microbiology at MHES College of Science and Technology, Cherandathur, was found hanging from the window bars in the bathroom by her family.
Family alleged that Haznaz was depressed after a ragging incident in college. Sources said that Haznaz was insulted by few senior students when she asked their names.
Her family said that she told some of her classmates that she did not liked the college and that she did not wanted study there.However, the college authorities said that they did not receive any complains related to ragging incidents in the college. Police said that the girl did not leave any suicide note, however, they have begun an investigation into the matter.
This is the second incident of ragging in the state. On May 9, Aswathi, a nursing student from Malappuram was forced to drink phenyl by her seniors at a Gulbarga-based nursing college. Aswathi was ragged by five seniors also hailing from Kerala.

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