Thursday, April 08, 2010

Assault charge: Case against two students

First Published : 07 Apr 2010 07:53:11 AM IST

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a suspected case of ragging, the Medical College Police have registered a case against two B Pharm students of the Medical College on charges of assaulting an MBBS student at the college men’s hostel here.

Sadhik Ameen of Palakkad and Fuwad Harris of Vadakara, both second year BPharm students, are alleged to have assaulted Vijith Vijay, a first-year MBBS student of the college, hailing from Kottarakkara. Both the students have been suspended from the college. The incident is reported to have taken place on Monday evening when Sadhik and Fuwad barged into Vijith’s room and assaulted him.

Vijith had moved into the hostel on March 28 after he had vacated his room at Pattom where he was staying.

According to sources, Sadhik and Fuwad had a poor disciplinary track record at the college. They had received warnings several times before for violating rules. Two of their friends were suspended from the college earlier on charges of indiscipline.

Hostel warden Sreenath told `Express’ that the two had violated the rule which forbade senior students from entering the hostel block of junior students. The incident was reported to the police immediately and the two were suspended. An inquiry commission was formed by college principal Dr Ramdas Pisharody to probe into the issue.

Medical College SI Ramraj, who is probing the case, said that the police had registered a case only on charges of physical assault.

The issue of ragging can be confirmed only after receiving the principal’s report. Sadhik and Fuwad are absconding, Ramraj said.

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