“Prakash bhaiya used to roam around the hostel on any floor at any time. When I first joined the hostel in October last year, I didn’t know he was allowed. I had kept my door open one day, and suddenly, he was standing outside my door, saying: ‘Darwaza bandh rakha karo’,” a former resident of the hostel, who used to live on the same floor as the victim, said.
The 23-year-old added that Kanojia used to be friendly with everyone, “but he used to interfere a lot in our lives.”
“He would ask my roommate why she was on the phone all the time. Soon, we stopped making eye contact with him to avoid any sort of conversation with him,” she told The Quint.
She added that the warden, in fact, enabled a culture of moral policing.
The other resident, too, recalled: “I was going to my college and I was told by the watchman that the warden was calling me. I was wearing a sleeveless top, and I was told that if I wanted to go out, I had to wrap a scarf around me. She later told my friends to tell me…