The Coimbatore District Rural Police registered cases against several students of Government Law College here over incidences of ragging and assault on Thursday.

According to police sources, a second year law college student belonging to a Scheduled Caste had lodged a complaint at the Vadavalli Police Station alleging that he was assaulted and abused by his caste name by a group of ten students belonging to fourth and five years at the same college.

A case was registered and Sections 147 (rioting), 148 (Rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 294 (obscene acts) and 324 (Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) were invoked along with sections of the Prevention of Atrocities on SC/ST Act.

Separately, another second year student filed a complaint at Vadavalli Police Station against six people who he alleged had indulged in ragging and had assaulted him.

A case was registered and sections 294 (obscene acts), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 324 (Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the IPC were invoked along with sections of Tamil Nadu Prevention of Ragging Act of 1997. No arrests have been made so far.

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