A first year student battling for life has been put on ventilator after being pushed off the roof allegedly by two seniors at the Bisnupur Mallabhum Institute of Technology in Bankura district of West Bengal over the weekend.

The first year computer science and technology student, Ujjwal Anand from Dehri-on-Sone in Bihar, was allegedly pushed off the roof of the third floor by two third year students, Deepak Kumar and Anish Kumar Sharma, on November 16, Institute Principal Sajal Kumar Sanyal told PTI.

Asked whether it was a case of ragging, Mr. Sanyal said, “Why do you call it ragging? There was a fight among the students.”