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Jadavpur University Student's Death: Police Books 13 Arrested Accused Under POCSO Act

According to the police, the deceased was allegedly paraded naked on the second floor of the main hostel before he fell on the ground from the balcony on August 9. So the accused have all been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.

Jadavpur University, Kolkata
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The case following the death of a 17-year-old student from Jadavpur University in Kolkata, all the 13 people who have been arrested so far have been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act by the city police. 

The police told the media that the deceased was allegedly paraded naked on the second floor of the main hostel before he fell on the ground from the balcony on August 9. So the accused have all been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO Act).

Reportedly, the homicide department of the Kolkata Police formed a special investigating team (SIT) to probe the death.

A police officer told PTI, "The case will now be investigated by the homicide department of the Kolkata Police. They have already taken over the probe. And since the deceased was a juvenile, we have booked all the 13 arrested accused under the POCSO Act."

The West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBCPCR) had earlier insisted that the accused be booked under the POCSO Act.

On the night of August 9, the 17-year-old student hailing from Nadia district died after allegedly falling from the second-floor balcony of the varsity's main boys' hostel. His family alleged he was a victim of ragging as well as sexual harassment.

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