Ragging drives student to suicide in Bihar

Sunny Kumar, a student of Bihar's Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), committed suicide late Wednesday after being ragged by seniors.  Sunny, in his early 20s, was a resident of Chapra district, and was staying at a private lodge in Mahendru locality near the college campus.

A complaint was lodged with the police by Sunny's family in this connection. His father told police that ragging had claimed his son's life, an official said.  A Sultanganj police station official told IANS that Sunny's body was found hanging from the ceiling of his room in a private lodge.

"At present, police are not in a position to say what prompted him to end his life. The matter is being probed," the official said. Sunny's relatives said he had been suffering from depression after being ragged on the campus. However, PMCH authorities denied the allegation.

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