Friday, September 11, 2009

Ragging case at Ghaziabad law school

Ghaziabad, September 09, 2009

A first-year law (LLB) student at Mewar Management Institute here has alleged ragging and physical torture by senior students.

Vivek Tiwari (19), son of a Supreme Court lawyer, was allegedly ragged by seniors and brutally thrashed, said police.

Vivek’s father, Dr Vinod Tiwari, has lodged a complaint at the Indirapuram police station and demanded strict action against the college chairman and senior students, police said.

“This happened on August 21 and was also repeated two days back. When I reached college at my son’s behest, he had already been handed over the fee-refund,” said Vinod Tiwari.

“When I asked them the reason for expelling my son, college chairman Ashok Gadia misbehaved with us and threatened us. I want proper action into the matter as no action has been taken against the incident.”

When contacted, college chairman Ashok Gadia termed the police complaint as ‘fake’. “The incident never happened inside the college campus. This student is under depression. We have refunded the fee with mutual consent and in the interest of the child,” said Subhankar Dutta, Deputy Director.

Victim Vivek Tiwari said he was beaten up badly by seniors as he did not succumb under pressure. “Earlier, the college authorities covered up the matter, saying students clashed over a girl.”

“ They told me to resolve the matter but it happened again. The college is protecting senior students from influential families,” he alleged.

“Police will act strict if ragging is found out,” SSP Akhil Kumar told HT.

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