New Delhi: No evidence
of racial bias has been found against MBA student Dana Sangma, who
allegedly committed suicide at the Amity University in Haryana,
officials of the university said here Friday.
"A five-member team of the university has conducted an internal
inquiry. We have questioned a large number of students - including
those present in the exam hall, but not a single evidence of
racial bias could be found in the inquiry," Amity Haryana's deputy
vice-chancellor Major General (retd.) B.S. Suhag said.
Dana Sangma, niece of Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma,
committed suicide April 24 after being allegedly insulted by an
exam invigilator. Students and Dana's friends alleged that the
21-year-old was abused and insulted on racial grounds leading her
to commit suicide.
"There is no bias on the basis of region, religion, nationality or
caste. We don't encourage it in any form," Suhag added.
According to the university, Dana was found using a mobile phone
during the exam. The invigilator on duty then took her to the
"An invigilator saw Dana looking downwards. He saw her doing this
repeatedly after which she was found using a mobile phone during
the exam," said Savita Mehta, vice-president, communications
(media), Amity Group.
"It is well established rule and accepted fact that mobile phones
cannot be taken inside examination halls. No abusive language was
used by the invigilator," Mehta added.
However, contrary to the university's version, students say Dana
was not only accused of cheating but the invigilator threatened
'to destroy her career'.