Mohali: Amid the row over alleged objectionable videos of woman students of Chandigarh University made viral, the Pro-Chancellor Dr. R.S.Bawa of Chandigarh University confirmed that no students have committed suicide.
He further added that “Preliminary probe reveals that the accused girl had sent her own pics/videos to her boyfriend.”
He further added that police have registered an FIR in connection with the case and an investigation is on. He urged students and parents not to believe in any rumors.
Earlier, the police confirmed that the alleged accused in the case have been arrested. Students of a private university in Punjab’s Mohali held a protest on the campus after videos of several women students were posted on social media, police said Sunday.
The protest was held on the university campus located at Ludhiana-Chandigarh road past midnight. The woman student who was involved in sharing the videos had made videos of some women students and sent those to a youth in Shimla who allegedly uploaded those on social media, they said.
“This is a serious matter, an investigation is underway. I am here to assure parents of all students that the accused won’t be spared,” said Manisha Gulati, Chairperson, Punjab State Women Commission on Chandigarh University (CU) alleged ‘leaked objectionable videos’ row.
“Forensic evidence is being collected. So far no attempt to suicide reported. Medical records of students have been taken on record. People should not pay attention to any rumour,” said SSP Mohali Vivek Soni to news agency ANI.
#UPDATE: So far in our investigation, we have found out that there is only one video of the accused herself. She has not recorded any other video of anyone else. Electronic devices and mobile phones have been taken into custody and will be sent for forensic examination: Mohali SP pic.twitter.com/hkHuCmpWYU
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“It’s a matter of a video being shot by a girl student and circulated. FIR registered in the matter and the accused student was arrested. No death reported related to this incident. As per medical records, no attempt (to commit suicide) reported,” SSP Mohali further added.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has also tweeted about the incident and said that ‘strictest punishment would be ensured’ amid protest over Chandigarh University’s leaked video.
“It’s an unfortunate incident. Police should take serious action against those involved in this incident so that such incidents do not occur again:,” said Union minister and BJP leader Som Parkash on Punjab’s Chandigarh University (CU) alleged ‘leaked objectionable videos’ row.
चंडीगढ़ यूनिवर्सिटी में एक लड़की ने कई छात्राओं के आपत्तिजनक वीडियो रिकॉर्ड करके Viral किए हैं। ये बेहद संगीन और शर्मनाक है। इसमें शामिल सभी दोषियों को कड़ी से कड़ी सजा मिलेगी। पीड़ित बेटियाँ हिम्मत रखें। हम सब आपके साथ हैं। सभी संयम से काम लें।
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 18, 2022
Punjab Minister for School Education Harjot Singh Bains asked the students of the university to stay calm and assured them that the guilty will not be spared.
“It is a sensitive matter and concerns the dignity of our sisters and daughters. We all, including the media, should be very cautious. It is also a test of ours as a society,” Bains said in a tweet.