Friday, June 05, 2009

Ragging turns ugly in Kurnool

22 Aug 2008, 0326 hrs IST, TNN

KURNOOL: Kurnool police registered cases against 13 senior intermediate students of a private college here for allegedly ragging their juniors on

Tuesday night.

Case will also be booked against college principal-cum-correspondent Ramakrishna and warden Srinivasulu for not acting immediately after receiving complaint from the juniors when seniors first harassed them.

According to Town police CI S Srinivasulu, the senior students targeted three juniors -Somasekhar, Sunil Kumar and Moses- for not respecting them properly. After holding several ragging sessions in the hostel rooms, the seniors called them on Tuesday night to their room and beat them up severely with cricket bats, sticks and belts.

However, the three escaped from the hostel on Wednesday and went to their village, Yemmiganur.

Later, their parents lodged complaint with the district police superintendent N Madhusudhan Reddy, who directed the town police to investigate and register the case.

The SP also asked local police to book case against college management and warden if they are found guilty in showing negligence to check the ragging.

On learning about the incident, ABVP and AISF activists held rallies in Kurnool on Thursday and burnt the effigies of senior students involved in ragging. They demanded police and college managements to hold counselling sessions in all colleges to check the ragging menace. It may be recalled that three students of Kurnool Medical College, were convicted in a ragging case a few months ago.

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