Sunday, June 21, 2009

Girl attempts suicide after ragging

14 Mar 2009, 0245 hrs IST, TNN

BAPATLA (GUNTUR): Less than a week after a medical student
lost his life to ragging in Himachal Pradesh, an agriculture engineering student in

Andhra Pradesh tried tokill herself after her seniors forced her to dance nude. ( Watch )

A complaint filed by the girl's father with the police on Thursday said she drank pesticides after the shameful incident in the girls' hostel of Government Agriculture Engineering College in Bapatla town of Guntur district a fortnight ago. The 20-year-old girl was in a coma until Thursday when she narrated her harrowing tale to her parents.

Too weak to speak, she wrote down the entire incident at the girls' hostel and the names of the girls who ragged her on a piece of paper and gave it to her parents. The shocked parents immediately lodged the complaint.

Bapatla police station's sub-inspector Balaji said on Friday that all the five students — Najma, Sahitya, Sravanthi, Soujanya and Vanitha — named in the complaint would be booked.

Principal P V Satyanarayana said the college has suspended the five girls.

Her relatives said the girl was being harassed by her seniors ever since she joined the hostel, attached to a food technology college. She had told her parents, who live in Urlam village of Srikulam district about it, but they persuaded her to stay back. The hostel had an inmate strength of 25 girls.

Last Sunday, Aman Kachroo, a 19-year-old first-year student of a medical college in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, died after he was severely beaten during ragging by seniors.

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