The alleged ragging incident of a first-year B.Com student by his seniors at a prominent city college took a new turn on Wednesday.
The college authorities stated that it is not a case of ragging but just a fight between two groups outside the college campus.
A first-year B.Com student, Siddharth Kumar Singh (18), of Dayanand Sagar Institutions at Kumaraswamy Layout lodged a complaint with the police on September 17 alleging that he was thrashed and his hair cut with a trimmer outside the institution by a group of seniors.
However, the college authorities denied it and said, “It was a fight between the duo and there is no complaint registered with our anti-ragging cell or grievance cell.”
Meanwhile, the college authorities held a meeting on Wednesday and decided to conduct an inquiry.
Speaking to Express, Dr Sridharan, director of Dayanand Sagar Business School, said, “We called both the students for the meeting, but only one student appeared before us on Wednesday and apologised. The one who had filed the complaint with the police is absconding. We came to know that it is not a case of ragging and just a fight between a fresher and a group of seniors, that too outside the college.”
A senior police officer told Express, that based on the complaint, a case of ragging was registered and the accused are still absconding.
Police sources said that Singh, who tried to seek revenge against his friends over old rivalry, had filed the case on someone else’s instance. After filing the case he also tried to take some pills to end his life fearing that he would be punished for misleading the police and filing a false complaint.