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Shreya’s “Ragging Death”: Odisha CM Urges Andhra CM For Probe By Independent Agency

13 February 2018


Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday speaks to Andhra Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu urging him to hand over the probe of Shreyas Keshwani’s alleged ‘ragging death’ to an independent agency.

17-year-old Shreyas Keshwani, the +2 Student of Vishakhapatnam’s Sri Chaitanya College died in a private hospital month ago with his parents alleging that he was a victim of ragging by his hostelmates. A video had also surfaced showing him revealing the incident before his death.

Parents of Shreyas, hailing from Gadposh village in Sambalpur district, on Tuesday met the Chief Minister at the State Secretariat here and appealed for an appropriate enquiry into the case. Expressing his anguish and deep sorrow over the unfortunate incident, the CM consoled the bereft parents of Shreyas and assured them of taking the matter with the Andhra Government.

Later, he talked with his Andhra counterpart Chandrababu Naidu over phone and requested Naidu to hand over the enquiry of Shreya’s death to an independent agency.

The parents have been demanding for a CBI enquiry into the case. Notably, post mortem reports revealed that Shreyas had contusion in heart, pulmonary effusion and pulmonary embolism (blood clot inside lungs) prior to death. A team of Vizag police had come to Odisha to investigate into this case.

The team of Vishakhapatnam police had camped in Odisha and gathered data from doctors of Care Hospital here in the capital city, where Shreyas had breathed his last. The team also visited Rourkela IGH and Sambalpur as well as the parents. They also availed Shreya’s post mortem report.

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