Monday, January 31, 2011

23 students injured in ragging

Shimoga, Jan 6, dhns:

A clear indicator that proves that right examples may go unnoticed, but wrong ones create an impression and are emulated.

In a shocking incident, 23 class six students of Morarji Desai Backward Residential School in Tirthahalli sustained serious injuries after they were ragged and assaulted by their seniors on Wednesday.

The students were blindfolded and assaulted with sticks and belt, and had to undergo treatment at the J C Hospital. The seniors, class 10 students, had been ragging their juniors since the beginning of the academic year, but the victims, most of whom from weaker sections from neighbouring taluks, remained tight-lipped fearing retribution from their seniors.

On Thursday, parents of the victims staged a protest at the school premises demanding stern action. Following the incident, Zilla Panchayat CEO Hemachandra suspended hostel warden Pavithra Nandaraju and cook Kantharaju. Backward Classes
Officer Eranna also held a meeting with the staff members and parents.

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