SRIKAKULAM: Police on Thursday registered a ragging case against Srikakulam MP Krupa Rani’s son Kranthi Kumar for ‘instigating’ his friend Jeeva to slap a girl student of the Aditya Institute of Technology and Management (AITAM) at Tekkali on Tuesday.
According to police, Kranthi Kumar, a III year engineering student at AITAM, asked Jeeva, a diploma student in the same college, to beat Kumar’s classmate as she was refusing to talk to him. Jeeva, a native of Tekkali town, went to the girl’s classroom in the lunch hour and slapped her.
The girl, belonging to Runku Hanumanthapet in Santa Bommali mandal, complained to the college management about the attack on her.� “We have received a complaint from the girl and suspended Jeeva from the college. We gave him a transfer certificate in the presence of the girl’s parents. We also assured them of inquiring into the role Kranthi in the assault,” AITAM director VV Nageswara Rao told Express.� But, sensing that the management was dragging its feet on initiating action against Kranthi, the girl’s father on Wednesday approached the Tekkali police and lodged a complaint against the MP’s son and Jeeva.
Tekkali SI Prasada Rao told Express that cases have been registered against the duo under the Ragging Act and that� they would be arrested soon.
In October 2010, Kranthi Kumar was arrested by police when he abused a scribe following a news report against his father. Kumar was also involved in malpractice in the� SSC examinations this year.