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Lawsuit: Fraternity hazing led to UNL student’s suicide

(Jared Austin)
Published: Jan. 23, 2021 at 5:29 PM CST
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(AP) - LINCOLN, Neb. - A lawsuit alleges that weeks of fraternity hazing led a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student to kill himself.

The Lincoln Journal-Star reports that Kam Rokon claims in the lawsuit filed in Lancaster County District Court that his brother, Rahat Jalil, was forced to stand outside all night with no clothes on and was told to urinate on other pledges who didn’t follow directions before his death in January 2019.

He was 18. The suit seeks unspecified damages from Lambda Phi Epsilon International and the fraternity’s Nebraska chapter.

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