GURGAON, April 26 � Police have registered a case under the SC/ST Act against the staff and management of Amity University in connection with the alleged suicide of MBA student Dana Sangma, niece of Meghalya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.
The mobile phone and answer sheet of Dana, who allegedly took her life in her hostel room on April 24, have also been seized, police said.
The first year MBA student is said to have taken the extreme step after being allegedly humiliated by an invigilator who claimed to have caught her cheating in the exams.
Police have invoked the SC/ST Act beside pressing abetment to suicide charge (306 IPC) against the staff and management of Amity University at Punchgaon campus, Gurgaon in the case.
No arrest was made so far.
Due to the sensitivity of the case, the investigation has been handed over to Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Ravinder Tomar, Deputy Commissioner of Police, South, Hamid Akhtar said.
The Meghalaya Chief Minister had described his niece�s suicide as a �result of discrimination� by the authorities of the institute. �Primary evidence suggests that the girl was thrown out of the examination hall after investigators found her with a mobile phone,� he had said.
However, Savita Mehta, vice-president of Ritnand Balved Education Foundation which runs the university, said that the entire staff of the institute have great affection and love towards all students, particularly those who hail from remote parts of the country. No discrimination is resorted towards any student, she said. �As in all universities throughout the country, no student is allowed to carry his or her mobile phone. During examination, she was copying using her mobile phone in the examination hall. She was expelled for this particular paper, and not for the remaining papers and was told to leave,� claimed Mehta. � PTI