Eng student claims he was ragged, police register case
An engineering student of a private college has alleged that he was ragged by his seniors who threatened to beat him up, a charge denied by its management.
Kanpur: An engineering student of a
private college has alleged that he was ragged by his seniors
who threatened to beat him up, a charge denied by its
On a complaint by father of Pranshu Singh, 20, a
student of B-Tech Computer Science in PSIT Engineering College
here, an FIR has been lodged against unidentified students on
the charge of attempt to murder (Section 307 of IPC) and under
other relevant sections of UP Prohibition of Ragging in
Educational Institutions Act, Superintendent of Police (Rural)
Lal Bahadur said.
The student, who hails from Aligarh, alleged he was
accosted by his seniors who asked him awkward questions after
he emerged from his hostel room yesterday.
He alleged that the seniors also threatened to beat
him up when he could not answer their queries. A frightened
Singh ran from the spot. He claimed that he heard gunshots and
fell unconscious after falling into a puddle.
He later approached college officials who took him to
a hospital but college authorities said he was receiving
treatment for Malaria.
"When Pranshu Singh was brought here, he appeared
extremely nervous and frightened. When we examined him, we
found that he was suffering from Malaria. But there were no
external signs of injury," D V Johri, Medical Superintendent
of Kanpur Medical Centre, said.
College officials denied that it was a ragging
incident. They alleged that Singh had "enacted a drama" as he
wanted to leave the college to return to his hometown and get
a fee refund.
"We have set up a committee to probe the incident. The
truth will come out once it submits its report," a college
The SP said, "We are investigating the case. We will
quiz the student and college officials."