Friday, November 05, 2010
Balasore: Two students of the Environmental Science department of the Fakir Mohan University were allegedly thrashed by the senior students.
Sources said that following the incident, the university authorities have let the victims out of the campus with the help of police who are now staying in a lodge.
Contacted, Vice Chancellor Sukantipriya Patnaik said that he received the compliant on Wednesday and has entrusted the PG Council chairman to look into the matter.
However, PG Council chairman Amarendra Naryan Mishra said that the incident was a fallout of a petty issue and a committee has been formed and after the Diwali vacation to sort out the matter.
According to sources, Amiya Ranjan Sahu, a student of first year Environmental Science, was bashed up by a group of seniors when he came out in support of one of his batch-mate Gangadhar Patnaik.
Patnaik was allegedly ragged by the seniors on Monday evening near the dinning hall for no reason.
I had resisted when Patnaik was ragged. Later on, they came to my room and driving all other roommates out, they showered blows and punches on me putting off the light. They had been ragging us for quite some time and we had avoided reporting the matter to our warden, Sahu informed.
Following the incident in the evening, some seniors reported the matter to the authorities, but the latter asked the police personnel to take the victims out of the campus in order to avoid further tension.
They were reportedly taken away by the police and left near the bus stand.
Both the students, stated to be of Ganjam, took shelter in a lodge at Sahadevkhunta area after wandering in the night and taking shelter in the railway station.
We were asked to leave the students at the bus stand by the university authorities, informed Remuna IIC A Tirkey.
On the other hand, the university authorities, denying allegations, maintained that they let the two students out of the varsity premises in a police van.