Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Ragging rocks National Institute of Technology

WARANGAL: The National Institute of Technology (NIT) here was shaken by a ragging incident on Friday. Eleven junior students were reportedly ragged by 10 seniors. Three of the ragging victims were even beaten up by their seniors who later fled. Sources said the senior students called the junior students to Vikram Tarabai hostel block in the afternoon where the latter were subjected to ragging.

The juniors were playing cricket when the seniors trooped into the ground and started teasing them. Later, they were herded into the hostel block, locked up in a room and ragged by the senior students. Soon word about the ragging spread and NIT director T Srinivasa Rao and dean G Radhakrishnamaharya rushed to the block. Upon seeing the professors, the senior students fled from the hostel room. The chief warden later broke open the door and freed the 11 first year students. Kazipet police immediately started an enquiry. The NIT authorities maintained a stoic silence on the ragging.

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