Monday, August 06, 2007

[NewIndPress] Ragging victim to lose another year

Sunday August 5 2007 12:35 IST

SAMBALPUR: Shib Shankar Ash, the victim of ragging, will have to miss this academic session. He is yet to recover from the spine injury which has left him bed-ridden since October last year.

A first year student of OUAT, Bhubaneswar, when he was allegedly thrown from the terrace during ragging by his seniors resulting in multiple injuries.

Although the OUAT Vice-Chancellor had allowed his transfer to the College of Agriculture at Chiplima near here, he is yet to walk on his own even after 10 months.

And as he lies motionless, it has been an uphill task for his automobile mechanic father Satyajit to arrange money for the second operation.

Satyajit who is yet to repay the loan he had availed of to get his son operated on at Bangalore.

The operation cost him over Rs 5 lakh. He is now on the look out for another Rs 2 lakh for the second operation which may help Ash walk again.

The OUAT authorities had paid only Rs 75,000 and washed their hands of the affair after giving Ash permission to join Chiplima college.

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