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HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

Ragging? first-year student beaten up in Gurgaon

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Gurgaon, March 20, 2013
First Published: 12:56 IST(20/3/2013) | Last Updated: 01:17 IST(21/3/2013)

In a suspected case of ragging, a first-year student of a private engineering college was allegedly assaulted and abandoned at a Bilaspur park in an unconscious state on Tuesday.

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The park is just a stone’s throw away from Gurgaon College of Engineering, where the victim is pursuing his mechanical engineering course.

According to Tularam Gautam’s relatives, his seniors assaulted and forced him to consume liquor. The 20-year-old is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Gurgaon. He is a resident of Vijay Enclave in Delhi.

However, the college management dismissed the claims of the family. Dr Yateendra Tiwari, director of the college, said, “We have formed an inquiry committee to probe the matter. Ragging is not possible during exams.”

Pradeep Singh, a relative of the victim, said, “A group of senior students forced Gautam to consume liquor. There are injury marks all over his body. The incident took place during lunch break after the exam was over. It must be the handiwork of the seniors as there was no outsider on the campus.” The victim’s relatives claimed that his mobile phone and wallet were also missing.

Rahul Sharma, DCP (south), said, “Although the victim has regained consciousness, we are yet to record his statement.”

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