Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Three JNTU students booked for ragging

TNN, 9 February 2010, 03:21am IST

HYDERABAD: Police registered cases of ragging against three B Tech students of JNTU on Monday. First year civil engineering student K Nageswar Rao, hailing from Kambhalapally in Devarakonda mandal in Nalgonda district, lodged a complaint with the Kukatpally police alleging that three of his seniors were ragging him.

According to the police, the accused were III and IV year students staying at Manjeera hostel. They said that on Sunday night the accused called Nageshwar Rao to their room and asked him to consume liquor.

"According to the complainant, the seniors blew cigarette smoke on his face and asked him to shave his moustache," Kukatpally ACP K Sridhar Rao said. The ACP said that cases were registered against the trio under sections 3 and 4 of the Andhra Pradesh Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1997. "We are trying to locate the accused," he added.

The university has constituted a committee to inquire into the incident. "The committee will report on Tuesday and the university will act accordingly," said Ramana Rao, principal of the college of civil engineering.

All the accused recently got job offers from private companies in the campus placement drive.

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