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PRANK CALL: Chitkara University students’ spread rumors of rape in campus

PRANK CALL: Chitkara University students’ spread rumors of rape in campus

PRANK CALL: Chitkara University students’ spread rumors of rape in campus

Dolly Chopra

Chandigarh, December 11

The rumors of rape and suicide of a female student at Chitkara University, Rajpura spread.

Varsity students started protesting on Wednesday, they even blocked the main gate to protest against police and college.

They lifted the protest in the evening after police and college authorities briefed them about the prank call.

Chitkara University students’ distress call to the police helpline on Tuesday night, related to rape and suicide of a female student of Hostel girl at the varsity.

On Wednesday, Rajpura Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Akashdeep Singh Aulakh confirmed and said that police received a call on emergency response number 112, in which the callers claimed that a girl student of the university has committed suicide in her hostel room after she was sexually abused.

“Taking prompt action, senior police officers rushed to the spot with a medical assistance team and an ambulance. However, on investigating the matter, they realised that it was a prank,” he said.

“The call was made from a mobile number registered on the name of one of the prank callers. Students who made the call claimed that they were just trying to check if the police really respond in case of an emergency distress call,” the DSP said.

The Chitkara University management issued a press note. Registrar SC Sharma said, “No rape and/or suicide incident took place on the university campus yesterday. The students’ parents came to the university on Wednesday and regretted the mischievous act of their wards.”

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