Sunday, September 18, 2011

Freshers attacked for resisting ‘ragging’

Posted: Wed Aug 31 2011, 04:05 hrs

Two first-year commerce students of Shri Ram College in Muzaffarnagar district were attacked by a group of seniors after they allegedly objected to ragging on Tuesday. The victims, who suffered serious injuries, were admitted to a private hospital in the city.

Muzaffarnagar SP (City) KB Singh said the police visited the college on getting information about the incident and sent the victims for medical examination, but the boys had not yet lodged a complaint. D L Sudhir, SHO of Nai Mandi police station, said the college authorities were trying to settle the matter without involving the police.

No one from the college administration was available for comments despite several attempts. Contacted in hospital, Pervez, one of the victims, said he and his classmate Badal Deshwal were coming out of college after attending classes when Ankit and Nitin of BBA-II year stopped them near the parking lot along with 10 others.

The group first questioned Pervez and Badal about their background and then allegedly asked them to take off their shirts. When they refused, both allegedly were kicked and beaten.

After the group went away, some freshers took the victims to hospital and informed their parents.

The SHO said the college administration was holding a meeting with the parents of the freshers and senior students.

College principal Prerna Mittal denied any ragging incident. “There was a fight which was a sequel to an altercation between the students yesterday. I asked the boys about the reason, but they remained tight-lipped,” she said. Mittal said parents from both sides had settled the issue and requested her not to initiate any action against the erring boys.

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