Deepak Kumar, a research scholar of Deendayal Upadhyaya University, Gorakhpur attempted suicide by alleging harassment by professors. Deepak alleged that Prof Dwarkanath and Chandraprakash Srivastava have been harassing him mentally for the last three months and even threatened to kill him.
Deepak is a research scholar in the philosophy department of the university. He has already communicated to the Vice-Chancellor regarding the ongoing harassment twice but seeing no action he was forced to take poison and end his life. The alleged professors were using casteist slur against the victim. Despite his complaints to the VC, he didn’t take any action against the alleged teachers.
Head of the Department is suspended and a departmental enquiry is also initiated. Students from his department have also come to his support and have demanded impromptu action.