Ragging of student triggers protest

Five students of NIT suspended

Published - February 03, 2018 10:50 pm IST - TADEPALLIGUDEM (West Godavari)

Tension prevailed on the campus of National Institute of Technology (NIT) here following incidents of ragging and attack on Friday. It came to light on Saturday morning when the first year students launched agitation protesting ragging by seniors.

Students of second and third years allegedly indulged in ragging and attacked a first year student from Bihar, Mukul Kumar, and also a security guard who tried to come to the rescue of the student.

Following a complaint, NIT coordinator Srinivasa Rao suspended five seniors and asked the police to book cases against 15 students, including those suspended.

Earlier, first year students from all branches staged a dharna in front of the institute demanding immediate action against those who indulged in ragging.

They also demanded punishment to 10 others who supported the five students.

A police team, led by Tadepalligudem Circle Inspector N. Rajasekhar, rushed to the institute and talked to the students in the presence of coordinator Srinivasa Rao.

Mr. Rao announced suspension of students Guna Sai Prakash, Sushanth Goel, Saketh, Prithviraj and Srinivas.

He asked the police to book cases against 15 students including those suspended. He also said that a committee would look into the matter.

Mr. Rajasekhar said that investigation would be taken up after filing FIR.

Mukul Kumar, who was injured in the incident, was taken to the government hospital for treatment.

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