Sunday, June 21, 2009

Two arrested for ragging

HYDERABAD: A first-year computer science engineering student of SS Institute of Technology
was allegedly attacked by his seniors in the name of

Ragging S Naresh Reddy, a native of Anantapur, was allegedly pushed on to stones by third-year students at HMT Colony near Kukatpally on October 31. According to Kukatpally inspector, V Surender Reddy, the attackers--Laharinath, 20, and Karunakar, 20,-- were arrested under section 3 and 4 of the Prohibition of Ragging Act.

Naresh Reddy joined the college recently. He was reportedly forced to stand in the college bus during the 45-minute journey to college. On October 31 evening, the duo allegedly abused Naresh.

When he objected to the language used and warned them that he would take it to the notice of the college management, the duo allegedly attacked him.

Naresh told STOI that he suffered injuries on his hands, left leg and head. He immediately called up his father though he was not in a position to move. His father immediately alerted the SSIT College authorities and Naresh's uncle.

"Though the college staff saw his condition, they did not take him to hospital. His uncle took him to a hospital near Kukatpally," S Baskar Reddy, the father of Naresh, said.

Naresh was first shifted to Anantapur on November 1 and later to Bangalore. He had to undergo surgeries on his fingers and leg.

SSIT college authorities said the two students were suspended from college.

"We will not allow them (the two students) to take the semester exams which start from Monday. We did not allow them to even appear for the practical exams recently," SSIT electronic engineering, head, N Saidulu said.

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