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Principal Also an Accused, Says Rishiteswari's Father

Maintaining that accepting ex-gratia from the government does not mean that he would keep quiet if actual culprits are not brought to book.

Published: 04th September 2015 04:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th September 2015 04:58 AM   |  A+A-

GUNTUR:Even as the police are preparing to file charge-sheet in the court in the suicide case of Acharya Nagarjuna University’s BArch student M Rishiteswari, her father Muralikrishna has raised objections over the ongoing investigation and shot a memorandum to chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu seeking for inclusion of Architecture College principal Babu Rao in the list of accused.

Maintaining that accepting ex-gratia from the government does not mean that he would keep quiet if actual culprits are not brought to book, Muralikrishna has said that they took the compensation amount only after the chief minister announced that the government was extending the aid on humanitarian grounds.

Releasing a copy of the letter to mediapersons here on Thursday, he urged the chief minister to ensure them complete justice by arresting Babu Rao and also take up enquiry with sitting judge. In his letter, Muralikrishna tried to ascertain the role of college principal Babu Rao by mentioning various issues, which drove his daughter to take the extreme step.

Recalling that he had orally taken the issue of senior students harassing Rishiteswari in the name of ragging to the principal’s notice, he said that the negligence and failure of the latter in responding to the complaint only encouraged ragging. He found fault with the principal over organising freshers’ day party in Hailand instead of the university premises and also over giving Ms. Perfect Award only to Rishiteswari from the hands of Srinivas, an accused in the ragging case.

Only Babu Rao attended the function without inviting any teaching and non-teaching staff of the department. Also, he was the first person to enter the room in which Rishiteswari committed suicide on July 14 and shifted her body to the Government General Hospital in Guntur after the University Health Centre doctor Jimmi Rani confirmed the death, without informing the police, Muralikrishna observed.

The university officials did not approach the police over his daughter’s death until they reached Guntur and the cops did not consider the complaint lodged by university registrar against Babu Rao, few days after the suicide, he pointed out and stated that such acts of police gave rise to suspicion that efforts were on to save Babu Rao.

Stating that the government announced to dismiss Babu Rao from his functions following the Balasubramanyam Committee submitting its report, he said the committee found Babu Rao’s role in the case and the same was enough to include him as an accused in the case.

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