Friday, June 05, 2009

Six students of Flytech Aviation held for ragging

HYDERABAD: Six senior students of Flytech Aviation Academy, Nadargul, were arrested by the Vanasthalipuram police on Wednesday in an alleged case

of ragging. The students Irfan, Jishad, Jidhu, Muneer, Osman and Linse were arrested on the complaint given by eight students in the first semester of the first year of aircraft maintenance engineering course that they were ragged. All the arrested students were produced before the court and were granted bail.

Both the seniors and the juniors re not staying in the college hostel on the campus. While the seniors are staying at a rented apartments at Vanasthalipuram, the juniors are staying at Balapur. The incident allegedly took place at the apartment of the senior students at Vanasthalipuram.

According to police, the senior students called the juniors over to their place for an "interaction' on August 12. The students were asked to do frog jumps on the steps, measure the room with match sticks and also measure water in a tumbler using caps of a soft drink bottle. This continued from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm. The juniors filed a complaint with the police. "Cases were booked under the AP Provision of Prevention of Ragging Act, 1997," Vanasthalipuram inspector Chandra Shekhar said. Academy director R Mamatha said they would terminate the senior students, if proved guilty.

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