Sunday, March 27, 2011

20 students lock up juniors, fired

TNN, Mar 16, 2011, 11.26pm IST

BIJAPUR: Twenty students of Class X of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Almatti have been fired from the school for ragging.

On Saturday, the students locked up 12 students of Class VIII and tortured and harassed them over a petty issue. They were threatened with dire consequences if they informed the authorities. The students alleged that they were beaten up with rods and sticks.

After a student complained to the vice-principal, the parents of the students involved in the incident were summoned and an apology letter sought from them. They were also sent home from the hostel with a warning.

Speaking to The Times of India, vice-principal S R Angadi said that the seniors wanted to settle an old score with their juniors and so resorted to ragging. "The parents of the 20 students have been told that their wards will not be admitted to the school next year. However, we will allow them to take the Class X exams," he added.

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