BENGALURU: Two senior students have been arrested for allegedly ragging the juniors at BSF Institute of Technology in Yelahanka.The arrested are Venkatesh Prasad Pawar and Manjunath K H. The complaint was filed by Anil Kumar, Principal of the institute.
According to police, on July 21, around 1.30am, Venkatesh and Manjunath illegally entered the hostel building, took the second and third year students to the terrace and ragged them. Initially, the students refused to budge. Later, when the duo started abusing in foul language, a few students agreed to go by their instructions.
Police sources said, “Preliminary investigations revealed that the hostel students were celebrating a student’s birthday when two people entered the hostel without any permission and ragged them. The probe is underway and we are yet to register the statements of the hostel students.”Police sources said that the arrested are sons of BSF personnel.
The Institute is located in the BSF campus Subsidiary Training Centre in Yelahanka, which offers Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Science Engineering and other commercial practice courses.
The sources said, “Soon after the incident came to light, the principal took stern action and filed complaint to show that there is zero tolerance for such acts. He wanted to send a strong and clear message that such acts will never be entertained in the campus.”
The official spokesperson of BSF said, “BSF has no connection with the incident. BSF IT is the institute run by civilians and the students are also civilians. It is a training centre where we just give administrative support and assistance. The management doesn’t come under BSF.”
Police have booked the case under IPC sections 448 (Punishment for house-trespass), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 34n (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) and Karnataka Education act 116 (ragging).