Saturday, October 10, 2009

5 engineering students held for ragging

First Published : 10 Oct 2009 10:04:05 AM IST
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Express News Service

WARANGAL: Five engineering students of Varada Reddy Engineering College in Annasagar village of Hasanparthy mandal in Warangal district were arrested on the charges of ragging a junior student. The incident which occurred ten days ago, came to light after the college principal lodged a complaint with the police today.

About 10 days ago, a first year engineering student who was allegedly ragged by his seniors, lodged a complaint with the college principal Ramana Rao accusing five senior students of the college - Abhinav, Lakshman Rao, Venkateswara Reddy, Padmanabha Rao and Prasanth - of ragging him. The college principal probed into the incident and suspended all the five students holding them responsible for ragging their junior student.

However, the senior students launched an agitation demanding lifting of their suspension. Irked over the behaviour of the senior students, the principal Ramana Rao today approached the police and lodged a complaint. THe police arrested all the five students and will produce them before the court tomorrow.

The college students boycotted classes and demanded the management to withdraw the cases against the senior students.

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