In a heartbreaking incident, the body of a 22-year-old Medical student, Puja Bharti, was found in the Patratu dam in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh with her hands and legs tied. Puja Bharti was an MBBS first-year student at Hazaribag medical college and hospital. Locals spotted the body of the student and informed the police.
As per the post-mortem report, 22-year-old Puja Bharti, died due to drowning in water. As per the family, on Monday morning Puja had spoken to her mother on a video call. Pooja ate in front of her and left home for college, telling her that she had an exam in college.
Around 3 p.m., when Puja’s mother tried to reach her, her phone was switched off. When her family tried to find her, they got to know that Puja had skipped her examination and lunch.
As per TOI, on Tuesday morning, Puja’s body was found in the dam with her hands and legs tied. Her brother who lives in Chennai left for Ranchi where he was informed about his sister’s body.
As per the sources, the deceased’s friends, family members, and neighbors, demanded a CBI probe into her death. They also lashed out at the Hemant Soren government. They also alleged rape before the murder and demanded strict action against the perpetrator.
Currently, the murder case is being investigated by multiple teams by three districts and the police are also looking into CCTV footage of hotels around the dam besides Patratu Lake Resort.
As per reports, Puja worked really hard for 3 years at Kota to seek admission to a medical college. Hardly she knew, she would meet such a fate just after few months of seeking admission in a Medical college.
Disappointed about the safety of women, Netizens have appealed to the government to assure justice to the deceased’s family:
It seems Jharkhand is overtaking UP in crimes against women.
21 years old Puja Bharti medical student at HMCH hazaribagh kidnapped and brutally murdered she had been drowned alive … Where the hell are we heading towards as a nation?? henious crimes on womens are increasing day by day…#JusticeForPujaBhartipic.twitter.com/mFxFq7KShS
#JusticeForPujaBharti How bizarre & tragic of us to come across such gh@stly incidents! Puja Bharti a bright Medical student who happened to pursue MBBS faced such a B@rbaric consequence ! Its appalling ! I demand stringent punishment against the Culprits pic.twitter.com/UuqpExhspf
It is quite disappointing how with every passing day, our country is becoming unsafe for women. In a moment like these, one can’t shut their eyes to the hollowness of slogans like -“Beti Bachao, Beti Padao”. While we pray for strength for Puja Bharti’s family to bear the pain of losing their child, we hope authorities would leave no stone unturned in providing speedy justice.