An undergraduate student has written to the administration of Jawaharlal Nehru University, accusing two final-year students of harassment and inflicting “exceptional psychological duress”.
The JNU administration confirmed on Thursday that it had received a complaint of alleged bullying and said an investigation had been opened.
In a letter to JNU Chief Prosecutor Rajnish Kumar Mishra on May 27, the student urged the authorities to take necessary action against the students. The student alleged that one of the students was her former roommate who forced her to do “chores like washing her clothes, utensils, etc.”
“This is to let you know that two senior students have been harassing me since I arrived on campus in February,” she wrote in the letter. “For three months, I have been under exceptional psychological stress. Because of this, I have been depressed for three months and my life on campus has become more and more intolerable because of the actions of these people,” she added. She also accused the duo of using derogatory words and defaming her. “I come from a Christian family, and when this started spreading around campus, I was horrified and hid in a recluse,” she added. She demanded justice and said she was ready to follow this case to the end. ”I hope you understand the seriousness of the situation and the kind of problems I’m facing. I urge you to take the necessary action against the student for his harmful behavior. I will be very grateful for your cooperation,” she said. JNU’s anti-ragging cell also issued a statement on Wednesday, saying the matter is under investigation and strict action will be taken against those found guilty.
”A complaint of alleged gagging by one of the students was received at the Chief Invigilator’s office on May 30, 2022 and the same was communicated to that office on May 31, 2022. The matter is under investigation. investigation and strict action will be taken against those found guilty,” the notification read.
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