BJB College student Ruchika Mohanty suicide issue rocks Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: The issue of suicide of BJB College’s +3 First Year student Ruchika Mohanty rocked the Odisha Assembly today as Opposition members created ruckus over the matter.

As the House assembled for the day, Congress and BJP MLAs rushed to the Well and resorted to sloganeering to draw the attention of Speaker Bikram Keshari Arukha during the Question Hour.

The Speaker then urged the Opposition members to raise the topic in the Zero Hour instead of Question Hour.

As pandemonium continued, the Speaker adjourned the House till 11.30 am.

Ruchika, who hailed from Athagarh in Cuttack district, was found dead on a bed inside the hostel room with a rope tied around her neck on July 2. It is being suspected that she died by suicide.

A note, suspected to have been written by Ruchika, was found near the body. In the note, it has been mentioned that she was under depression after being constantly ragged and tortured by three of her seniors. The trio has been held responsible for the death, in the note.

However, the deceased has not mentioned the names of the students.

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