‘Ragging’ death of Odisha boy in Vizag: Here’s what post-mortem revealed

Bhubaneswar: In a significant development in the incident of death of an Odisha boy due to alleged ragging at Visakhapatnam-based Sri Chaitanya College hostel, the post-mortem report has revealed that severe pressure on chest led to deterioration in his health condition which subsequently resulted in his death.

“Three major things came to fore after the post-mortem. Firstly, there was contusion in heart. Secondly, there was pulmonary effusion and lastly, blood clot inside lungs. A severe pressure on chest can only result in such kind of injury,” said Chittaranjan Das, Director, Capital Hospital.

On the other hand, a team of police from Visakhapatnam has started investigation into the case after arriving in Odisha. Today, they questioned the doctor who was treating the student at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar, where Shreyas Kesharwani, the deceased, had breathed his last while undergoing treatment after being shifted from Ispat General Hospital in Rourkela.

Notably, Sreyas (16), son of Shailesh Kesharwani of Garposh under Bamara block in Sambalpur district and a +2 student, died on January 6 while undergoing treatment at a private hospital here after allegedly undergoing ragging by his classmates.

According to Shailesh, his son was beaten mercilessly by the latter’s friends in the first week of December, last year. They had warned him of dire consequences for revealing the incident to anyone, he said.

While undergoing treatment at Ispat General Hospital, Sreyas had narrated the ordeal to his family members besides naming some of his friends involved in the alleged ragging.

Also read: Ragging victim’s video statement reveals shocking saga of torture.

The father of the deceased has also alleged that the authorities of the educational institute are not willing to take any action against the students involved in the incident.

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