After 83 days of undergoing treatment, Dibrugarh University ragging victim Anand Sharma on left for his Amguri residence in Sivasagar district on Saturday. Sharma who had two critical surgeries was undergoing physiotherapy and other treatment at a private hospital in Dibrugarh. Sharma who was accompanied by his mother and two sisters was escorted to home by a team of Dibrugarh Police.
Speaking to media persons the family members of Anand Sharma expressed their gratitude and thanks to Chief Minister Himanta Biswa for his support and assistance. The family also thanked the state education minister, health minister, Dibrugarh district administration, police, Dibrugarh University authorities, media fraternity, organisations and well-wishers for their help and support following the ragging episode.
On November 27, 2021, Anand Sharma, a first semester M Com student of Dibrugarh University was critically injured after he jumped from the second floor of his hostel to “escape” brutal ragging by his seniors. The same day Anand Sharma’s mother Sarita Sharma had lodged an FIR at Dibrugarh Police station against several senior students of Dibrugarh University, including an ex-student, accusing them of torturing her son mentally and physically, attempting to kill him, looting his money and snatching away his mobile, taking objectionable photographs by putting alcohol and weed in his hand.
Following the incident, Dibrugarh University rusticated seven students for a period of three years and they were also debarred from taking admission in any institution for a period of three years. Moreover eighteen students were also expelled from the Padma Nath Gohain Baruah Chatra Nivas (PNGB hostel) by the university authorities for their involvement in the ragging incident.
Moreover, seven students including an ex-student of Dibrugarh University were arrested by the police in connection with the ragging case.
They were booked under under section 120B (criminal conspiracy), 341 (wrongful restraint), 395 (dacoity) 307 (abetment of suicide) and 143 (unlawful assembly) of the IPC.