Wednesday, August 02, 2006

[ToI] Ragging leads to death

HYDERABAD: Ragging raised its ugly head in the city on Monday, claiming the lives of two hotel management students in Vidyanagar.

Two students Sanoy and Sanjay Giri, both third year students of the Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Durgabai Deshmukh colony near Osmania University, were allegedly stabbed to death by Naveen Kumar, a first year B.Sc. HHA student of the same institute, at their friends' flat at TRT Quarters in Vidyanagar at around 6.00 pm.

It all began with Sanoy and Giri (both aged around 20 years) noticing two juniors—Naveen Kumar and Nitesh Kumar— consuming liquor on the Shivam road. The duo approached their juniors and admonished them.

As the juniors fled from the place, Giri and Sanoy chased them into TRT Quarters where the juniors finally gave up. The seniors dragged them to their friends' flat in the colony.

Four third year students, K Mayank, Nitesh Kestwal, Himanshu and Nimesh, were staying in the room. The four were watching TV when Giri and Sanoy entered the room dragging the juniors, who were staying at the nearby Tapasvi hostel.

Though the seniors knew the two juniors, they were not sure about their names. Sanoy and Giri started quizzing them. The seniors reportedly asked them their parents' telephone numbers which reportedly infuriated Naveen.

As they were catering technology students, they had knives in their flat. Naveen grabbed a knife and started stabbing them.

"Naveen stabbed them mercilessly. I have never seen anything like this before. I pushed aside Naveen and ran to the rear side of the house," K Mayank, one of the four occupants of the room said.

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