Saturday, August 18, 2007

[Yahoo] Ragging alive, and kicking

Saturday August 18, 01:26 AM

A first year MBA student at Galgotia Institute of Management and Technology was allegedly beaten up by his seniors and some goons outside the college gate when he reportedly protested on being ragged. Two security men who tried to help him also reportedly suffered injuries.

The victim, Deepak Kumar, told the Hindustan Times, "On Thursday when I came to the institute for the first day, three seniors tried to rag me. When I told them ragging was banned, they told me to face the consequences." "This morning (Friday), around 10.30 am, when I came to college, the same students, and some goons they had brought, attacked me with hockey sticks. They pointed a pistol and also a knife at me to keep me silent. Then they mercilessly beat me
up. When the security guards came to help, they were also beaten up," said Kumar.

Dr Pradeep Kumar, dean ofGalgotia institute, when contacted by the Hindustan Times, said, "The three seniors have been identified as Vinod Kumar, Yogesh Kumar and Ravinder Kumar. One of them has already passed out of college while the other two are final-year MBA students." "Two security guards, Kalyan Singh and Mishra, were also injured when they rushed to rescue Deepak. They had brought about 50 local goons with them and were carrying knives and pistols too," said the dean.

He added that the two students have been suspended and a rustication process has started. A report has also been sent to the Chairman, he said. "Meanwhile, we have lodged an FIR at the Kasna Police Station against the three students who assaulted the fresher," said the dean. Superintendent of Police (Greater Noida) Avdesh Kumar Vijeta, said, "An FIR has been registered against the three senior students of Galgotia and others, under IPC section 147 (rioting) and 323(voluntarily causing hurt). A manhunt has been launched to arrest the students who are absconding. One of their accomplices has been detained."

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