Wednesday, August 21, 2013

AP: Nursing student attempts suicide Rajahmundry: An 18-year-old girl, studying at a nursing institute in Kakinada in East Godvari district, allegedly tried to commit suicide because of harassment by senior students, police said. The girl, who hailed from Ganti village, was studying at Karuna School of Nursing and staying at the hostel in the college premises. Whenever her parents called on the hostel's landline, senior students did not give her message, police said. This led to the girl attempting suicide by hanging herself from ceiling of her room on November 25. Her roommates intervened in time to save her. Parents have lodged a police complaint but nobody has been arrested yet. Recently, three students of Godavari Institute of Engineering and Technology at Rajanagaram in Rajahmundry were arrested for ragging.

Four engineering students injured during ragging Mathura, Dec 1 (PTI) Four students were seriously injured when an altercation broke out between them and their seniors at an engineering college over an alleged ragging incident here in the district, police said. On Thursday night, some senior students of BSA Engineering college here tried to rag their juniors. Following which an altercation broke out which soon turned violent injuring four junior students. The college warden reached the spot on time and the situation was brought under control, college registrar Bhagwan Das said. Six senior students have been expelled from the hostel, he said. The college discipline committee will take appropriate action in the incident, he said. PTI CORR PY RCJ

Seven SRFTI students suspended for ragging

Kolkata, Dec 1, 2012 (PTI)

Seven students have been suspended from the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) here on the charge of ragging. "The SRFTI director informed me today that seven students have been suspended on account of ragging," Dipankar Dey, actor and chairman of the governing council of the institute said. He said that he supported the action taken by the institute as ragging is illegal.

Registrar of SRFTI, Dipankar Mukherjee said that he had received complaints of ragging from two girl students against seven seniors and action has been taken against them.

Medical college students booked for ragging

KADAPA (AP): Seven students of a private medical college were booked today on the charge of ragging their juniors, police said. A group of seven students studying MBBS third-year allegedly ragged about five of their juniors on November 22 outside college premises by asking them to remove their shirts, they said.

Following a complaint, Kadapa II Town police registered a case against seven students under the Anti-ragging Act. However, no one has been arrested so far, a senior police officer told PTI.

Three students held for ragging in Andhra Pradesh

Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh): Three engineering students have been arrested for allegedly ragging a junior in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, police said on Friday. A B.Tech first year student of Godavari Institute of Engineering and Technology (GIET) college at Rajanagaram in Rajahmundry city was allegedly ragged by his seniors last week, Deputy Superintendent of Police Anil Kumar said on Friday.

When he refused to follow their orders, the boy was allegedly attacked by eight senior students. On November 14, when the victim was returning to his home, the eight senior boys allegedly took him to a secluded place and beat him severely.

They also allegedly snatched his cellphone, watch and other items, police said. On Thursday night, the boy's parents lodged a complaint at the Rajahmundry police station following which three accused - B Chandramoulai, K Balachandramouli and B Sunnykrishna - were arrested. The other five accused were at large and search was on to nab them. A case under Andhra Pradesh Prohibition of Ragging Act 1997 has been lodged against the accused, police said.

Medical college rusticates unruly student

BHUBANESWAR: VSS Medical College and Hospital on Monday rusticated a first-year student for one year for his alleged involvement in an attack on his seniors on Sunday. "We rusticated one of the first-year students for a year for his behaviour, which is unbecoming of a student," said Dr Santosh K Behera, principal.

The decision came after second-year students gheraoed Dr Behera's office on Monday demanding action against the boy, who allegedly masterminded the attack on the sophomores. Around 100 second-year students had gone to Nrusinghnath shrine, around 200 km away from the state-run medical college in Burla, on Sunday.

On their way back, a group of 10-12 persons attacked them between Paikmal and Padampur. "They tried to molest the girls and abuse other students. They also pelted stones at our vehicles," said students' union general secretary Dinesh Prasad Sahu. Nine persons have already been arrested in Bargah district in this connection with the attack, police said. The second-year students said they suspected the boy, a native of Padampur, because some of the attackers had named him.

The college council took the decision after a marathon meeting following the first-year student's confession. However, his family refuted the allegation. "My nephew is not involved in any such attack. I don't know how such misunderstanding happened," said the boy's uncle. Sources said the dispute stems from ragging by seniors in the college. "There is an ongoing tension over ragging. The boy might have been a victim of that," said a student pleading anonymity. But Dr Behera denied any ragging on campus. "The issue had nothing to do with ragging," he said.