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Melcom D Souza

Melcom D Souza

Asked on 6 March, 2019

What was he accused of?

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Arghya's fellow filmmaker and friend accused him of harassing her at a mutual friend's party. Lawyer Raya Sarkar shared his name in the list of sexual harassers in academia on her Facebook page, which is not available anymore. The girl, Nishtha Jain, also shared her story via a Facebook post.

Surabhi Pawar

Surabhi Pawar

Asked on 5 March, 2019

Who is Arghya Basu?

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Arghya Basu was a documentary filmmaker from Kolkata. He also worked as an editor, cinematographer and an actor. He completed his graduation from St Xavier's College, Kolkata, where he also served as HoD of Mass Communication and Videography. He had also served as a faculty in FTII, Pune, and various other institutes.

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Asked on 5 March, 2019

How did Arghya Basu die?

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Arghya Basu, a documentary filmmaker and editor, allegedly hung himself in his flat in Santoshpur, Kolkata. The police rescued him and were taking him to the hospital when he succumbed to his injuries. The post-mortem report suggests hanging as the cause of his injuries.

Pari Lobo

Pari Lobo

Asked on 5 March, 2019

Was Arghya Basu accused of sexual harassment?

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The former FTII faculty was accused of sexual harassment back in 2017 by a law student. He was accused via a Facebook post which is no longer available. According to his family, he went into depression because of the accusation.

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Asked on 5 March, 2019

Was Arghya Basu in depression?

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According to family and friends, he went into depression after the alleged accusation. Das said that he was going through counselling since almost a month and was working on a few projects with him as a freelancer.

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