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Amity Student Suicide: Faculty sent on “forced leave” as students protest

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Amity Student Suicide: Faculty sent on "forced leave" as students protest

It has been three days since Sushant Rohilla a student of Amity Law School (Noida) (IPU affiliated)  committed suicide at his Sarojini Nagar residence after allegedly being “tortured” and “harassed” by college for attendance. His distraught family has alleged that he was a meritorious student who was being singled out and all his pleas to the authorities went unheard.

Read: Amity student commits suicide, kin allege harassment by college 

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The college is now allegedly trying to cover up the matter and Newsd sources reveal that BP Sehgal, (Director) and Isheeta Rutabhasini who is permanent faculty member and one of the person allegedly “involved” in the entire matter have been sent on a “forced leave.”  Also, inside sources reveal that a committee is being formed to investigate the entire matter.


Hundreds of students have gathered in front of Amity to protest against the entire matter and are demanding a fair probe into the entire matter.



Few hours after Newsd, reported his death and the reasons behind his desperate step, many alumni of the Amity Law School have come up and have reported that “such harassment by the college authorities are a regular issue” and “the teachers on the pretext of attendance, dissertation and marks threaten the student.”

The hashtag #JusticeforSushant is trending on social media with many alumni coming out and talking about their horrific experiences. One of them also points out to the lack of media coverage in this matter and says “Other media houses didn’t cover it citing lack of ‘substantial news’, I want to know why exactly is his death not important.”

Says Robbin Singh, “ I joined Amity Law School, Delhi as an outside Delhi student in 2012. This was for the first time that I left my home and thus considered it as a new phase of my life. I had no idea that the subsequent year in college would turn out to be the most pathetic phase ever.

It all started with the unfortunate event of Ishita Ritubhasini noting my presence as she was my Political Science teacher. I still remember being taunted in front of the whole class unnecessarily a lot of times. The authority commanded by the lady was surely frightening.

As time passed by, I passed my first semester examinations. However, in my second semester, I genuinely faced a lot of health issues due to which my attendance was affected. I had genuine medical certificates to prove the same, but no heed was paid to them.

Subsequently, due to personal reasons best known to her, she ensured that I do not get the admit card to write my second semester examinations. This would mean that I would have to repeat the whole year, AGAIN! It is pertinent to note that she somehow got to know in the later days of the semester that I was planning to write CLAT and thus targeted me to satisfy her ego and gain sadistic pleasure out of the same.

The aforementioned fact of my arbitrary detention was informed to me only a week before the beginning of the second semester examinations. I was given no opportunity to be heard before this decision was taken. I literally remember begging and being treated like shit by the authorities at Amity Law School, Delhi due to the unreasonable, sadistic and arbitrary actions of Isheeta Rutabhasini. Breaking down inside her office, being made to run around the college so that it effectively adds up to my mental frustation- these memories are still fresh in mind even today and make me tremble.

My name was deliberately sent in a list of students prepared unanimously by the authorities. It is pertinent to note that I was detained even before the arbitrary attendance list was out. As I received no help and justification by the college authorities, I approached the authorities at IP University.

It is further pertinent to note that IP University provided me with a different outlook altogether. They clarified that they have no intention to detain me and would issue the admit card after the issuance of a no objection certificate by the Amity Law School, Delhi authorities. But the authorities at Amity Law School, Delhi completely refused to do so as Ishita Ritubhasini had to ensure substantial damage to my career. Also, I was not the sole person with short attendance. Other students in similar situations were not being detained and were issued provisional admit cards. I faced discrimination in furtherance of Ishita Ritubhasini’s sadistic goals.

My parents who were in Lucknow and were still trying to figure out the drastic change of events, were treated with disrespect of the highest order by this lady. I had given up on everything. The pain, torture and agony was too much to handle. I still remember my father calling me from Lucknow and asking me not to take any drastic and stupid step in those situations.

I was not issued the admit card and was detained for a year. Isheeta Rutabhasini finally succeeded in her pursuit. But as luck would have it, I secured AIR 460 in CLAT 2013 examination. After all these events, I prayed that such an ordeal should not be suffered by any other student. But I was wrong. She did it again.”

A student of the law school in his final year talked to Newsd on the condition of anonymity and said, “Isheeta has always tortured students and with her it is always “my way or the highway” she enjoys a lot of support from the director as she is one of the founding members of the college, many careers have been spoilt because of her.”

In latest update, a statement has been issued by the administration saying, “The decisions on attendance are taken by the GGSIP (Indraprastha University) and not ALSD.”