Monday, June 13, 2011

Juniors file complaint against seniors, get thrashed

Jaipur: Day scholars of a private university were allegedly beaten up on Thursday by the hostellers angry over an FIR registered a day before at the police station in Chaksu.

A BTech second year student had lodged an FIR on Wednesday against his seniors for allegedly beating him and his classmates on way to the varsity for their annual examination.

Ajay Chaudhary, a BTech 2nd year student of Jagannath University said, "I was about to enter the examination hall on Wednesday when a group of seniors came and started beating me up. I rushed to the police station to lodge an FIR against the seniors but neither the police nor university administration took any action. The group of seniors returned on Thursday to take revenge and brutally beat up my classmates too.” Chaudhary received a fracture in his left hand while three were seriously injured.

Student leaders of Rajasthan University have now decided to protest against the hostility of police and the university administration. Amit Sharma, a student leader of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) said, "The hostellers in the university demand money from juniors and beat those who deny it. Instead of taking action against the hostellers, the university administration and police tried to suppress the matter. We have decided to block all university buses on Friday morning.” The ABVP activists also approached the police commissioner.

Meanwhile, police claim that the incident was only a sort of students' clash and denied any possibility of ragging. "We have registered the FIR lodged by Ajay Chaudhary. We will take action after proper investigation," said Rajendra Singh Shekhawat, SHO, Chaksu police station.

On the other hand, university officials claimed they were ready to take disciplinary action against such

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