Jharkhand student alleges sex abuse, commits suicide

Source: hindustantimes.com

A first-year engineering student from a college in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district allegedly committed suicide earlier this week after leaving behind a purported suicide note that claimed he was sexually tortured by senior students who also extorted money from him, police said on Friday.

The body of the student, who went missing on Wednesday evening from the college hostel, was recovered by the police from Mahulsai lake in Chaibasa on Thursday. Three students named in the six-page suicide note have been arrested, including the boy’s roommate. A special investigation team (SIT) has been set up to probe the case.

Indrajit Mahatha, West Singhbhum superintendent of police, said the three have booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code on charges of forced unnatural sex and extortion on the basis of the suicide note and a complaint filed by his family. “We have seized five mobile phones, three note books and a CD,” he told reporters.

“We have seized the original copy of the six-page suicide note, which was posted by the victim on the hostel’s WhatsApp group on Wednesday. He has accused his roommate… of forcing him to have unnatural sex and demanding money. The victim’s family has charged the college authorities with not properly informing them about the suicide note. The SIT is probing all allegations,” he said.

A top college official denied any fault on the part of the college management, saying the boy had attempted suicide in May this year too. He said the hostel in-charge had been suspended for dereliction of duty pending completion of the college’s internal inquiry.

“The boy went missing around 7pm on Wednesday evening after posting his suicide note on WhatsApp. The hostel in-charge did not notice it that day and informed me on Thursday morning. We immediately informed the local guardian, his uncle and the police,” he said.

Tej Pratap Yadav is a drug addict, dresses up like Radha and Krishna, alleges wife Aishwarya Rai

Source: thehindu.com

Aishwarya Rai, wife of Tej Pratap Yadav, former Bihar Health Minister and elder son of Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad, has alleged that her husband was a drug addict and often dressed up like Radha, Krishna and Shiva while claiming to be their avatar.

Mr. Tej Pratap, an RJD MLA from Mahua in Vaishali district, has filed a divorce case against Ms. Rai in a local court in Patna. Both were married in May 2018 in a grand ceremony. However, five months after the marriage, Mr. Tej Pratap filed a divorce petition. Ms. Rai’s father Chandrika Rai is an RJD MLA and her grandfather Daroga Prasad Rai was also Chief Minister of the State.

In her voluminous application under Section 26, seeking protection from the family court under the Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act, 2005, Ms. Rai has claimed that immediately after her marriage, she learnt that Mr. Tej Pratap was a drug addict who used to consume ganja (marijuana) and under its influence would claim to be an avatar of Lord Shiva.

“Tej Pratap used to dress up like Lord Radha, Krishna and Shiva…I got to know about this soon after my wedding that he used to dress up like gods and goddesses….once after consuming drugs, Tej Pratap wore a gaghra (long skirt) and choli (blouse) and dressed up like goddess Radha, he also wore makeup and a hair wig,” Ms. Rai has alleged.

Though she tried her best to bring this issue to her in-laws’ notice, they did not help her in any manner. “I did talk to my mother-in-law and sister-in-law regarding Tej Pratap’s behaviour and they assured that he would not behave in such manner any more….my in-laws consoled me emotionally but Tej Pratap’s behavior did not change at all,” she alleged.

Ganja to Bhole babe ka prasad hai, usko kaise mana karen? (Marijuana is Lord Shiva’s oblation; how can I say no to that?)”, Tej Pratap used to say whenever I asked him to stop taking drugs. “Krishna hi Radha hai, Radha hi Krishna hai’ (Krishna is Radha and Radha is Krishna),” he also used to say, alleged Ms. Rai in a series of pointers in her application.

She also has stated that her husband used to talk poorly of her educational background. “Your English education has no meaning as you’re destined to cook food and create a family,” Ms. Tej Pratap used to say her, claimed Ms. Rai.

Ms. Rai currently resides at her in laws’ place at 10 Circular Road residence of former Chief Minister and her mother-in-law Rabri Devi. “I’m nowhere secure than living here,” she said in her application.

Her father contested the last Lok Sabha election on RJD ticket from Saran parliamentary constituency but lost against BJP’s Rajiv Pratap Rudy. “It is after the Lok Sabha poll result the behaviour of family members of Tej Pratap too changed towards me,” Ms. Rai alleged.

RJD sources told The Hindu that there was a “bitter wrangling” going on in the family these days.