Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Physically challenged student brutally ragged

Thrissur, Aug 24 (PTI) A physically challenged student of a polytechnic was allegedly beaten up by his seniors when he resisted their attempt to strip him during ragging.

Six students have been taken into custody in connection with the alleged ragging of 23-year-old hearing and speech impaired Nandakishore of Sree Rama Polytechnic last week, police said today.

The victim, who was a first year student of the college, was hospitalised after the incident.

In his statement to the police, Nandakishore alleged that his hostel mates tried to forcibly strip him and he was roughed up when he resisted.

Hailing from a poor family, Nandakishore had gained admission into the college under the physically challenged quota. He was ragged by his seniors in the hostel on the very first day of his college on Wednesday last.

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