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JU boy home after ‘ragging’

A first-year mechanical engineering student of Jadavpur University has returned home “traumatised” allegedly after some seniors threatened to kill him and police refused to register his complaint.

Murshidabad resident Siddhanta Mundra, who had already lost a year at JU allegedly because of ragging, has said seniors had twice sent him notes threatening to kill him if he did not leave the university.

The youth said he had found the first note, with the words “leave the university” typed on it, in his bag a week ago. “I ignored it. But on Saturday, there was a longer note in the bag. It was a handwritten note, threatening me to leave the university if I did not want to get killed,” said the student, who returned home to Kandi on Monday.

“When I went to Jadavpur police station to file a written complaint they refused to accept it. I lodged a complaint with Kandi police station. I am traumatised.” He said he had not yet decided whether he would return to class.

An officer of the police station denied that the student had tried to lodge a written complaint. “We have received a complaint in the matter from the university.” JU registrar Pradip Kumar Ghosh said an FIR mentioning the alleged threats had been lodged on Thursday evening. The varsity has also started a probe.