THE GIRL hostellers of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) came out on the road and staged a demonstration against the officials of the institute on Thursday evening. The girls were concerned about their safety as on the previous day, some miscreants had entered their hostel through the bathroom window.
The agitated girls demanded deployment of armed guards in their hostel. When the guards did not reach the hostel till 7 pm, the girls came out on the road and started raising slogans against the institute.
Director LS Yadav rushed to the hostel and tried to pacify the students. Yadav said that acting on the complaint of the hostellers, security personnel were deployed at the hostel. The duty hours of these guards began from 9 pm while the girls were getting agitated since 7 pm.
“After we explained the situation to them, the girls returned to their hostel,” Yadav said. However, the girls alleged that the officials of the institute threatened them with stern action for informing the Press about the incident.
Proctor SK Srivastava said that recently they had changed the security agency.
“There is the possibility that the man who was running the earlier agency and lost the business engineered the episode,” he said.
Islamia teacher accused of beating student
A CLASS IX student of Amir-Uddaula Islamia Inter College was allegedly thrashed by the mathematics teacher of the college on Thursday. Child’s father Mohd Naseer alleged that his son, who fell unconscious, had to be taken to a hospital for treatment.
According to child’s father, the teacher thrashed his son Naseem Raza for creating disturbance in the classroom when he was merely borrowing some book from a fellow student. The thrashing left the boy bleeding from one of his ears. He also fell unconscious while on his way back home, it was alleged.
Naseer’s maths teacher Arif, however, told HT that he did not thrash the student. “I only made him stand for creating disturbance in the class,” the teacher said.
When contacted, the principal of the college stated that he had no idea about the incident and would look into it on Friday.
The boy’s father told HT that he would not like to lodge any complaint with the police but would take up the matter with the principal.