Bhubaneswar, July 2: The student wing of Congress(Chhatra Congress) on Saturday gheraoed the Higher Education Minister’s residence over the suicide of a girl student at BJB College hostel.
Police picked scores of activists of the Chhatra Congress while they were attempting to barge into the government residence of the Minister, Rohit Pujari at night.
Sources said that Ruchika Mohanty, a student of +3 Arts who was a boarder of Karubaki hostel in the BJB College reportedly committed suicide due to the ragging of some senior students. It came to the fore when the suicide note of Mohanty was seized by police today.
Following this,the Chhatra Congress activists congregated before the residence of Pujari and raised protest over the suspicious death of the meritorious girl.
Being informed, armed police rushed to the spot and controlled the mob.
Armed police have been mobilized on the spot anticipating untoward situations. A number of protesters have been detained in this connection, said police.