Kanpur college again faces allegation of ragging

A student of a private engineering college allegedly attempted suicide here by drinking insecticide after being ragged by his seniors, the second such incident involving the college which has denied the charge.

Last Updated: Sep 07, 2010, 22:19 PM IST

Kanpur: A student of a private engineering
college allegedly attempted suicide here by drinking
insecticide after being ragged by his seniors, the second such
incident involving the college which has denied the charge.

On a complaint by father of Vishal Yadav, a student of
Computer Engineering in Pranvir Singh College, an FIR was
lodged against hostel warden R N Nigam and unidentified
students, police said today.

They have been charged with 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 SP said police were investigating the incident
which occurred yesterday and no arrest has been made so far.
Police said that the condition of the student is improving and
they were trying to record his statement.

Additional District Magistrate (City) Shailendra Kumar
Singh said the administration has taken serious note of the
incident and issued a show cause notice to the college asking
it 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 institution be
de-recognised.

The student`s father Harishankar alleged that his son
had been complaining about ragging by his seniors. Yesterday,
he phoned him to say that he was going to commit suicide as he
was fed up with the ragging.

Then Vishal drank the insecticide and informed the
college officials who got him admitted to a private nursing
home of a city, his father claimed.

However, college chairman Pranvir Singh denied the
allegation of ragging.

He alleged that the incident was a fallout of strained
relations between the student and his father.

Earlier on August 29, Pranshu Singh, 20, a student of
the same college had alleged that he was ragged by his seniors
who threatened to beat him up, a charge denied by its
management.

A case was registered but no arrest has been made so
far.

PTI