CUTTACK: A video of a former student allegedly being beaten up by a group of Plus Three students of Ravenshaw University on the institution’s premises went viral on Monday.The 50 second video shows that some students had made the victim kneel down and assaulted him mercilessly. The victim was slapped and kicked in an inhuman manner while others present were mute witness to the incident.
The injured, Biswajit Mohanty, has lodged a complaint at Malgodown police station. A resident of Adaspur locality in Cuttack, Mohanty stated in his FIR that he is a Plus Two pass out student of Ravenshaw Junior College and had filled up form for admission to Plus Three course. He had come to the university to check merit list when a group of senior students allegedly ragged him. They dragged him to a hostel and punished him barbarously, the FIR maintained.
Acting on the FIR, police registered a case and started inquiry into the incident. Preliminary police investigation revealed that Mohanty had a conflict with a senior student Subhrajyoti Ray while he was studying Plus Two Science course after which the Ravenshaw University authority had punished Ray. Ray had nursed a grudge following past enmity and on finding Mohanty on the premises of the varsity on Monday he retaliated, said ACP Trinath Mishra.
“Police have launched search operation for the accused persons and efforts are on to arrest them as soon as possible,” Mishra informed.Meanwhile, ruling out the alleged ragging, Vice-Chancellor, Ravenshaw University, Prakash Chandra Sarangi said he is not a student of Ravenshaw University, hence it is not an incident of ragging. “It may be a case of previous enmity between two groups of students,” Sarangi said adding that he had not received any complaint in this regard.