Sunday, October 22, 2006

[Hindu] Ragging triggers violence in UIT Venjaramoodu

Thiruvananthapuram: At least one person was injured and Government property damaged when two groups of students clashed at the University Institute of Technology (UIT) at Venjaramoodu on Thursday afternoon.

M. Anil Kumar, Sub-Inspector of Police, Venjaramoodu, said the violence started when a group of third semester B.Sc. students ragged a fresher. On the basis of a complaint given by the Principal, the police arrested Ajeesh and Renjith on the charge of ragging Ram Rejith, a first semester B.Com. student. The police have booked the senior students on charges of assault, wrongful restraint and violation of the Prohibition of Ragging Act.

Incensed over the ragging incident, the first semester students attacked the classrooms of their seniors and caused damage to Government property.

One first year student, identified as N.S. Shan, was injured in the violence. The police have stepped up patrolling to prevent any further violence.

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