PALAKKAD: The Mannarkkad police have registered cases against 10 students for ragging a student of a parallel college who had come to write an examination at the MES Kalladi College, Mannarkkad, and was returning home.
The student, Vishnu, 19, is a first year Bcom student of Mannarkkad Co-operative College. He was allegedly ragged by the students of MES Kalladi College just near the gates of the college on Thursday evening, according to the Mannarkkad police.
Vishnu, son of Vasu, of Kaithachira house at Velattuthodi in Mannarkkad, had come to the college to attend first year Bcom examination, that being his examination centre.Mannarkkad police station sub-inspector Basheer C Chirakkal said that a cases have been registered against ten students, eight of whom have been identified.
He said that cases have been registered against Sanjith Shan of Karakulavan house in Alanalloor, Ashraf Ali of Pongodu house in Alanalloor, Habeeb, Shibil, Muhammed Yasser, Muhammaed Sammath, Ajmal Mubashir and Abdul Nahim.
Unconfirmed reports stated that two of them have been taken into custody for questioning.
According to the police as Vishnu reached the college gate a group of students began teasing him and asked him to sing a song. Later he was reportedly asked to remove his shirt. When he refused, the students slapped him and his eardrum was damaged.
He also received blows on other parts of the body. Vishnu was then taken by other students to a nearby private hospital. The Mannarkkad police, who was informed about the incident, rushed to the college and later to the hospital. The police took the statement of Vishnu and registered cases against ten students of MES Kalladi College.
College principal Usman Vengassery was not available over telephone to comment on this incident.
Similar Incident of Ragging
Earlier a similar incident of ragging was reported about the students of same college. Muhammed Muhsin son of Ibrahim of Cheku Musaliyarakathu House of Ambalappara in Ottappalam was allegedly beaten up by senior students on February 4. This resulted in clashes between two groups of students of the college. Cases were registered against the senior students of the college in this connection.