A former student of material sciences and metallurgical engineering, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (Manit), intruded into the Kalpana Chawla girls’ hostel of the institute on Thursday and harassed some girl students.
Ajay Kumar Lakkam, who hails from Telangana, entered into girls hostel’s study lounge and misbehaved with girls in an intoxicated state. He also allegedly snatched a scarf from a female student and abused other girl students. According to students, Lakkam used very abusive language during the incident.
When some male students, who were studying with girl students in the lounge, tried to control him Lakkam clashed with them too, the students added. Later, some students informed the Kamla Nagar police station. Subsequently, police took him for medical examination.
Kamla Nagar police station town inspector (TI) Kunwar Singh said, "The medical examination proved that Lakkam was in a highly intoxicated state. However, no complaint has been lodged. It is an incident of trespassing. We can’t lodge a case against the Lakkam without a complaint from Manit authorities or hostel’s warden."
According to sources Lakkam, has passed out from the institute in 2014. However, despite completion of his degree, he is staying in the boys’ hostel. A student, on the condition of anonymity, told HT that many former students of Manit were staying in the hostel without permission.
"These students neither pay nor inform any authority about their stay and create nuisance in the hostels," the student added.
When HT sought Manit director Appu Kuttan’s response regarding the incident and how the administration allowing former students to stay in the institute’s hostel, he said, “I don’t know whether he was staying in the hostel without permission."
"It was a case of trespassing. Presently, Ajay Kumar Lakkam is not studying in the Manit, so police would take care of this matter." However Kuttan said they wouldn’t lodge any complaint against Lakkam.