Anger over medical student's death spills on streets in UP

College called it accident, autopsy confirms foul play

Demanding arrest of those responsible for the alleged murder of a first-year medical student of a private medical college, hundreds of people, including many from neighbouring Haryana, blocked traffic on the busy Lucknow-Delhi national highway at Moradabad on Tuesday.

The protesters also demanded action against the college administration for trying to hush up the matter initially.

Family members of the student, Neeraj Bhadana, a resident of Faridabad, accompanied by a large number of people from Haryana as well as the locals, alleged that the police was not taking interest to catch the culprits.

District administration tried to persuade angry protesters to lift the blockade as a large number of vehicles were stuck  on the highway, sources said.

Neeraj Bhadana died on Saturday under mysterious circumstances on the college premises.

The college administration had claimed that the death was accidental as she had fallen from the fifth floor of the building.

However, the post-mortem report said she had been strangled and a case of murder was registered against unknown culprits.

On Tuesday, Neeraj’s father Ram Kishore claimed he had lodged a complaint with the college administration against some inmates of the hostel where his daughter stayed.
“Some girls had told Neeraj that she could pass without studying and they knew how,” her father claimed.

“My daughter had told her mother about this,” Ram Kishore alleged, adding that he had brought this to the notice of the college administration but it chose not to take any action in the matter.

“Besides, the college authorities tried to hush up the matter and kept claiming that it was an accident,” he said.

Sources said a magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the death.

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