A 19-year-old girl died after jumping offthe fourth floor of a private university following an alleged molestation attempt. The UP Police are probing the role of the institution’s staff.
The victim was identified as Vania Asad Sheikh, a second year student of Bachelor of Dental Surgery at Swami Vivekanand Subharti University.
It has come to the fore that she was being pestered by another student Siddhant Kumar Panwar (20) for a week. The police stated that, Siddhant tried to molest Vania and when she resisted, he slapped her twice in the presence of other students. The girl jumped off the fourth floor of the university building. The girl’s father lodged a complaint with police.
The victim was rushed to the hospital where she battled for life but succumbed.
The police have also found out that the university authorities did not inform them about the incident immediately and they only got to know about it through social media.
The police investigation also showed that the accused had scratch marks of nails on his face showing that the girl tried to resist after being slapped. The girl’s phone and other gadgets have been for forensic examination.
The police said they have recorded statements of the university staff and students who were present at the spot when the girl jumped off the building.