College asks Director, faculty member to quit; students stage protest
According to sources, one faculty member and a director have been asked to resign but no official confirmation has been given yet by the college authorities.
According to his family and friends, Sushant Rohilla was a bright student but could not attend classes due to a recent accident that happened at the start of his final year. Hence, due to his low attendance, the college did not allow him to appear for his exams and asked him to repeat the whole year.
Sushant had sent mails to the administration pleading them to give him another chance but his requests went unheard. Since then, he started staying depressed and was in a state of shock as he was a meritorious student and had won many medals and accolades for the college.
Sushant was the son of Jagdish Rohilla, Rajya Sabha’s Joint Director, while his mother is a school teacher in a government school in Delhi. After his demise, his younger sister — Mehak Rohilla is fighting to provide him justice and had put the mails sent by her brother to the college in the public domain. After this, hundreds of students of Amity Law School stood against the college’s alleged torture on the pretext of attendance, dissertation. At times, sources said, students who got less marks were even threatened. Other students are also writing their personal accounts on the harassment they have faced individually from the college authority.
Meanwhile, sources in the college told Millennium Post, B P Sehgal (Director) and Isheeta Rutabhasini who is a permanent faculty member along with one of the persons allegedly “involved” in the entire matter have been sent on a forced leave and later in the evening on Tuesday they have been asked to resign.
Hundreds of students have gathered in front of the college to protest against the entire matter and are demanding a fair probe into the issue. Meanwhile, the police official close to investigation told Millennium Post that Sushant’s family members have not given any complaint or statement against the college. “However, they are accusing the college staff of abetment to suicide. We are conducting a detailed investigation in the matter,” the official added.
“We have formed a six-member committee to investigate the issue and submit a report. To ensure a fair probe, two faculty members have been asked to proceed on leave till the probe is over,” Savita Mehta, Amity spokesperson said.
Sushant had 43 per cent attendance while as per IP University rules, at least 75 percent attendance is required to sit for exams. It was also learnt that along with Sushant, 10 other students were also not permitted to take the exams, however, initially they were all given assurances that they would be allowed to sit for the exams and would be promoted to the next semester as well.