Tumkur police on Tuesday filed a case against two students accused of ragging Muhammed Rafi N., a second semester student of Sri Siddhartha Institute of Business Management here.

The case was registered with Tumkur Rural Police Station after Muhammed Rafi’s relatives gave a written complaint.

The two have been booked under Indian Penal Code Sections 452, 323, 324, 506, read with 34 and Column 116 of the Karnataka Education Act 1983.

The accused are Akhilesh, final year BBM student of Sri Siddhartha Institute of Business Management, and Rajin Lal, student of Shridevi College of Diploma.

Meanwhile, the Additional Superintendent of Police Hanumantharaya and police officers concerned visited the college and the house of Muhammed Rafi in Amarajyothinagar and spoke to Muhammed Rafi's room-mates and principal of the college.

Mr. Hanumantharaya said that “we are sending a police team from Tumkur to Kerala in a day or two to question Muhammed Rafi and record his statement.

He said that the case registered in Kerala in this connection is yet to be transferred to Tumkur.

He said that Akhilesh also helps bring in students from Kerala for admission to different courses in almost all educational institutions in Tumkur.

He said that Akhilesh went to Kerala on January 19 when Muhammed Rafi left here.


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