Kolkata, Aug 23: Kolkata Police's initial probe revealed that the deceased first-year student of Jadavpur University was ragged and sexually molested.
The officials found that he was paraded naked in the corridor of the main hostel's second floor, minutes before he fell off from there and died.
"The teen was definitely ragged and sexually molested. He was paraded naked in the corridor after he was forced to undress in room no. 70. We have the evidence," said a senior police officer.
The cops have arrested as many as 12 people, including present and former students of the varsity who are suspected to have played active roles in the incident.
The probing officers have also found WhatsApp group created by one of the arrested accused which is suspected to have been done to mislead the police so that the ragging angle could be dismissed.
The cook of the hostel was also questioned to find out more about the incident.
Apart from this, two other students of the varsity have been summoned for questioning in connection with the case.
Notably, the student died after falling from the second-floor balcony of the main boys' hostel near the campus on the night of August 9.
His family has alleged that he was a victim of ragging and sexual molestation.