Saturday, July 16, 2011

Four school students arrested for ragging in Kerala

Kottayam (Ker), Jul 5 (PTI) Four plus two students of government higher secondary school at Kumarakom here were arrested for allegedly ragging a plus one student, police said today. The students had beaten up Justin Peter, the plus one student, last week after he refused to comply when they had asked him to remove the shoes he had worn to school, police said. Justin was admitted to a hospital here following the incident on Jun 29, police said. The students, who were arrested yesterday, were booked under various sections of IPC including 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and section four of Kerala Prohibition of Ragging Act, police said. The students were later released on bail. The students were also suspended from school for 15 days following an enquiry conducted by the Parent Teachers Association of their school.

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