Monday, September 20, 2010

Two MNIT students thrashed by seniors

TNN, Sep 17, 2010, 12.19am IST

JAIPUR: Two ragging incidents were reported in Rajasthan on Thursday one in the state capital Jaipur and another in Kota. While in Jaipur, the police have received a complaint against a group of students for beating up the juniors, the police in Kota were investigating charges made by an engineering student that he was ragged.

According to Jaipur police, a group of students from Malviya National Institute of Technology ( MNIT) allegedly thrashed two junior students from the same college with belts and helmets late on Wednesday night. The provocation was the two students had objected to an "abusive'' ragging session.

The victims, Shivram Meena and Lokesh Meena, are third year BTech students. According to police, both were returning to the hostel when seniors allegedly stopped them and started abusing them. The two in their statement to the police alleged they didn't follow the seniors' instructions and were beaten up.

"When the juniors objected, the group started hitting the two with belts and helmets resulting in head injuries,'' said a police officer. The two students were rushed to SMS Hospital by the police when they were informed by other students. A medical examination confirmed injuries.

The family members of the two arrived at the Malviya Nagar police station on Thursday morning and alleged the police were not doing enough to act against the seniors. The police, on the other hand, said the incident was a result of enmity between two groups. However, police have lodged an FIR against 10 students, who are on the run.

Meanwhile, Anshul Swadhin (19), a first year student of engineering college in Ranpur area in Kota, alleged that while he was sitting in the college canteen, a few senior students started ragging himm. The Kota police is verifying the allegation.

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