Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Management student roughed up

Express News Service
First Published : 15 Jul 2009 08:30:06 AM IST

HYDERABAD: A First year student of a business management school was allegedly beaten up in his hostel by a former student of the same institute on Monday night. The incident took place in the hostel of Gandikota Business School at Mahendra Hills. Police said a minor argument between the fresher and the former student led to the attack. No case of ragging has been registered.

According to the police, the victim, Karthik Reddy, took admission in the Bachelor of Business Management (BBM) course in the institute in the fresh academic session. He was staying in the institute’s hostel.

“On Monday night, Karthik Reddy had an argument with Sudhir Kumar in the hostel. Sudhir Kumar had come to the hostel to pack up his belongings when the incident took place,” Tukaram Gate police inspector S Suryanarayana said.

According to the police, Sudhir Kumar was infuriated over the fresher not giving him sufficient ‘respect’. Sudhir Kumar beat up Karthik Reddy in a fit of rage and left the place.

Though there were initial reports that the attack was a case of ragging, police investigations found that the fresher was not ragged by any of his seniors. Police said a petty case has been registered against Sudhir Kumar. No arrest has been made.

The incident took place at a time when a workshop against ragging was being conducted at Jubilee Hall. Senior police officials, Minister for Higher Education D Sridhar Babu participated.

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