STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

SAI Trainees in Kerala 'Forced to Massage Seniors'

The trainees at the SAI Water Sports Center said they had complained to the hostel warden, but she advised them to bear it for the sake of their future.

Published: 23rd May 2015 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd May 2015 08:01 AM   |  A+A-

PTI-Alappuzha-SAI

Alappuzha Police searching the compound of Sports Authority of India centre in Alappuzha after a SAI student Aparna 15 died on Thursday. (PTI)

ALAPPUZHA:The three SAI trainees, who survived the suicide attempt at the centre’s women’s hostel in Punnamada here, on Friday reiterated that they, along with deceased trainee Aparana Ramabhadran, took the extreme step after being ragged by senior trainees.

“The seniors made us wash their undergarments and we were forced to give them massages several times,” the trainees told reporters, after being discharged from Alappuzha Medical College.  

The trainees at the SAI Water Sports Center said they had complained to the hostel warden, but she advised them to bear it for the sake of their future.

“The harassment we were made to endure crossed all limits and we were forced to attempt suicide,” said the trainees Silpa K R, Treesa Jacob and Sabitha Santhosh. The girls said  they would not return to SAI to continue their training. However, they said coach Poulose neither harassed nor tortured them.  The statements of the trainees are a blow to the reports of SAI Director General Injeti Srinivas. Earlier, Srinivas had submitted a report to the Union Sports Ministry stating that the girls took the extreme step after being teased by seniors.  

Stay up to date on all the latest Kerala news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp