Sunday, June 21, 2009

Student files ragging complaint, institute terms it blackmail

Kanpur/ Chandigarh , June 12 A student from Kanpur has filed an FIR against 11 of his seniors alleging that he was ragged at an engineering college in Punjab, but the institute has denied the incident. Anand Mohan, a student of Guru Teg Bahadur Institute of Engineering in Chapiyari area of Muktsar in Punjab, accused his seniors of physically assaulting him and making an attempt to set him ablaze.

Anand, in his complaint here, further alleged that two more students-- Tarun Shukla from Barielly in UP and Akhil Sharma from Himachal Pradesh--were also ragged by the seniors following which they fled the institute. However, the institute has dismissed these allegations and termed it as"blackmailing"by the trio.

These students had faxed their complaint to the institute yesterday. Institute principal Sukhdev Singh told PTI over phone that these students were resorting to blackmailing in their bid to get back their fees as they had failed in their first semester examination. "It is their ploy to blame the institute to get back their fees as they failed in their examinations,"he said.

Muktsar police chief Gurpreet Singh Gill said that it was surprising that students levelled allegations of ragging at Kanpur and said no complaint was lodged here.

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