Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ragging charge on pvt college trio

TNN, Dec 12, 2010, 04.07am IST

BARASAT: After the ragging incident in Durgapur, in which a first-year engineering student was stripped and photographed by three female seniors at the National Power Training Institute, another ragging allegation has surfaced on a college campus, this time in Barasat, North 24-Parganas. This time, a complaint has been lodged against three private engineering college students.

Subhankar Saha, a 22-year-old third-year engineering student of Adamas Institute of Technology, fell ill on Saturday morning after he was allegedly beaten up and subjected to mental torture by the three accused classmates on Friday night. The boy's father, Bablu Das, has filed a police complaint against three of Subhankar's classmates, alleging that they had tortured him physically and mentally for months, due to which Subhankar fell ill.

Subhankar, who hails from Jadavpur, on the southern fringes of the city, has been living in a hired accommodation in Barasat's Sainiknagar for the past three years, since he started studying in the institute. Three classmates Anup Sharma, Sumit Sur and Subrata Das were also staying with him.

According to the complaint lodged by Bablu, his son's room-mates habitually misbehaved with Subhankar, beat him up and mentally tortured him. Though Subhankar reportedly bore the humiliation stoically, matters turned extreme on Friday night as he was allegedly beaten up. After he fell ill, he revealed his ordeal to his father, leading to the police complaint.

The students were attending the semester examinations at the institute. Early on Saturday, Subhankar was rushed to Barasat district hospital by the three room-mates. On hearing the news, Subhankar's parents rushed to the hospital and learnt about the torture. Though Subhankar attended the semester examination after a check-up, his father filed the complaint on Saturday evening.

Police interrogated the three accused students following the complaint. They claimed that Subhankar had become depressed after reportedly faring poorly in the examination, held on December 7. On Friday night, an altercation happened between them after Subhankar allegedly started verbally attacking them over a issue, claimed the accused students.

Police said they were probing the matter.

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