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Scolded and Harassed ‘Bihari Muslim’ DU Student Attempt Suicide

Arzoo Alam in Police Custody

Afroz Alam Sahil, BeyondHeadlines

New Delhi.  Arzoo Alam, a Delhi university student, attempted suicide on Monday after college administration barred him to appear in the practical Examination.

Arzoo Alam is a first year student in BA in journalism program of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, Delhi University. On March 15 there was some function in college.  On that day he was badly beaten by non teaching staff of college on pretext of causing indiscipline.

Arzoo Alam in Police Custody

Arzoo was also locked in room and the guards called him ‘Bihari and Muslim’ and threatened him not to dare to speak against their barbarism.

Instead of getting afraid from the threats Arzoo dared to call the police control room and this changed his fate. The police did not register a case on his complaint.

He approached the Principal who in turn suspended him from college.  Then he wrote to University Vice Chancellor, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, National Human Rights Commission, Ministry of HRD, Ministry of Minority Affairs and other concern Departments to get his matter investigated.

But his calls for justice were ignored at every level. Finally on April 30 he came to college to appear for the practical examinations but college administration barred him.

He even threatened his college principal to commit suicide if not allowed to appear in the exam. But Principal in turn said do whatever you wish.

Disheartened Arzoo finally attempted suicide on Monday, which was eventually prevented by other students. The Delhi police reached the college at Around 1 PM. The Police took him to Jyoti Nagar Police station and then back to college. Finally he was taken to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital at around 6 PM for Medical examination.

Then he was taken Institute of Human Behavior and allied sciences (IHBAS). The Police then again took him to police station. Nobody was allowed to meet him while he was in Police custody.

The Police then at around 12 PM in night again admitted him to IHBAS. BeyondHeadlines tried to meet the principal but he declined to meet. All calls to Principal G.K. Arora were not answered.  Arzoo will be presented before a magistrate on Tuesday.

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