Ragging: Kerala student dies in Bangalore

Ajmal, a first year aeronautical engineering student succumbed to his burn injuries at a private hospital last night.

Published: 30th March 2012 04:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 09:50 PM   |  A+A-

KANNUR: A first year aeronautical engineering student from the Kannur district in Kerala died in a private hospital in Bangalore of injuries sustained after allegedly being ragged by his seniors.

The boy, a student of Chikkabellapur Shahib Engineering College, died at the hospital last night after battling burn injuries for eight days, family sources said.

Ajmal was admitted to Victoria hospital on March 22 with 60 per cent burn injuries.

His relatives alleged that Ajmal had suffered burn injuries due to ragging and that he had been constantly harassed by his seniors ever since he joined the college six months back.

Family sources said Karnataka police are probing the cause of burn injuries, but suspected it was caused due to ragging.

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