Sunday, February 25, 2007
ANANTAPUR: A nursing college was ransacked and records destroyed on Friday after students went on a rampage following the death of a nursing student, who allegedly committed suicide after being ragged by her seniors.
Police said several students attacked Adarsha Nursing College here alleging that a nursing student Afsar Bhanu, 18, had committed suicide after being ragged in the college on Thursday.
The students damaged furniture, window panes and records in the college accusing the management of being lenient towards incidents of ragging in the college.
Sources said that Afsar Bhanu, a native of Kutagulla village in Kadiri mandal, got admission into B.Sc first year nursing course on February 15.
Three days ago, she went back to her village after reportedly being ragged by seniors. She told her parents that she would not go to college as her seniors were harassing and insulting her.
Her parents Munny and Rassol came to the college and asked the management to return the fees as their daughter was unable to continue her studies at the college. However, the college management refused to do so.
Later, parents and relatives tried to convince Afsar Bhanu to resume her studies at the same college as the management had refused to repay the fees. Afsar reluctantly accepted to go to college. But, she consumed a bottle of hair dye at her residence in Kutagulla village on Thursday.
Family members immediately shifted her to Kadiri hospital, where doctors referred the case to Anantapur General Hospital as her condition was serious.
She died near Mudigubba while being shifted to Anantapur, late on Thursday.Meanwhile, the college management denied that ragging was prevalent in their college and the student had attended classes only for three days after the college opened.