Three Uttarakhand BBA students strip hostel inmate, flee
The complainant alleged that the three then started assaulting him. They also stripped him naked and made videos, he alleged. The suspects also demanded Rs 60,000 for deleting the video.
Published: 01st December 2022 08:43 AM | Last Updated: 01st December 2022 08:43 AM | A+A A-
DEHRADUN: Three students of a management course run by a university in Uttarakhand allegedly forced a hostel inmate to drink alcohol and strip. They also reportedly filmed and blackmailed the student demanding Rs 60,000 to settle the ‘case,’ the police said on Wednesday, adding the suspects have fled.
The university has expelled the three students.
The police have registered a case of assault and blackmail against the three suspects. All the students are pursuing BBA from the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Bidhauli. The case was reported from Stanza Living Hostel in Bidhauli area of Premnagar.
The police said it was not clear why the three assaulted the victim. Circle Officer Premnagar Pradeep Bisht citing the victim’s complaint said while he was studying in his room on Sunday night (November 27), the three suspects came to his room and forced him to drink alcohol with them. “The victim identified the three as Akarsh Gupta, Samsonjay Antony and Jeremy Malik,” he said.
The complainant alleged that the three then started assaulting him. They also stripped him naked and made videos, he alleged. The suspects also demanded Rs 60,000 for deleting the video. The victim refused to pay up which led to a fresh assault on him, said Bisht.
“Based on the complaint, a case has been registered against Akarsh Gupta (BBA first year), Jeremy Malik (BBA 2nd year), and Samanjoy Antony (BBA 2nd year),” said the officer. “Indiscipline will not be tolerated on the college campus,” UPES Registrar Manish Madan told this newspaper. “We have taken strong note of the matter and are dealing with it in a very strict manner,” said Madan.
The police said the victim was currently very scared. “He has only talked about assault and blackmailing. Information is being collected on whether he previously had an argument with the accused,” said Bisht.
‘Indiscipline won’t be tolerated on campus’
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) Registrar Manish Madan said that indiscipline will not be tolerated on the campus. “We have taken strong note of the matter and are dealing with it in a very strict manner,” said Madan.