Ragging incident: Warden arrested, 2 officials sacked

A hostel warden of a private engineering college here was arrested today in connection with an incident in which a student attempted suicide by drinking insecticide after being allegedly ragged by his seniors.

Kanpur: A hostel warden of a private
engineering college here was arrested today in connection with
an incident in which a student attempted suicide by drinking
insecticide after being allegedly ragged by his seniors.

"Acting on a complaint filed by the victim`s father,
hostel warden Warden R N Nigam has been arrested," SP (Rural)
Lal Bahadur said.

However, police is yet to identify and take action
against the senior students, he said.

Vishal Yadav, a student of Computer Engineering in Pranvir
Singh College, on September 6 had tried to end his life by
consuming mosquito repellent after being subjected to alleged
ragging by his seniors.

Meanwhile, chairman of the institute, Pranvir Singh said,
"The college authorities have terminated the services of two
officials and suspended four administration staff and 10
security guards."

The move came in the wake of a show cause notice issued
to the college by the district administration in which it had
asked the institute to explain the allegations as it is the
second incident reported within a week, failing which the
administration will recommend to the state government that the
college be de-recognised.

In a similar incident in the college on August 29, another
student Rajanshu Singh was allegedly ragged by his seniors
following which he had to be admitted to hospital.

-PTI

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