Gurgaon: Police has registered a case under the SC/ST Act against the staff and management of the Amity University in the case of alleged suicide of MBA student Dana Sangma, niece of Meghalya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.

The mobile phone and answer sheet of Dana, who allegedly took her life in her hostel room on April 24, has also been seized.

The first year MBA student is said to have taken the extreme step after being allegedly humiliated by the invigilator, when she was purportedly caught cheating in her exams.

Police have applied the SC/ST Act beside abetment of suicide charges (306 IPC) against the staff and management of Amity University, at Punchgaon campus, Gurgaon in the case.

No arrest has been made so far.

Due to the sensitivity of the case, the investigation has been handed over to the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Ravinder Tomar, Hamid Akhtar, Deputy Commissioner of Police, South, said.

The Meghalaya CM had described his niece's suicide as a "result of discrimination" by the authorities of the institute.

"Primary evidence suggests that the girl was thrown out of an examination hall after investigators found a mobile phone with her," he had said.

However, Savita Mehta, Vice President of Ritnand BalvedEducation Foundation which runs the Amity institute informed that the entire staff of institute have great affection and love towards all students, particularly to those students who hail from remote parts of the country.

No discrimination is resorted to any students.

"As in all universities throughout the country, no student is allowed to carry her/his mobile phone during examination, she was copying using her mobile phone in the examination hall. She was expelled for this particular paper, and not for remaining papers and was told to leave," claimed Mehta.

(Agencies)