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Mahila Morcha demands immediate suspension of Principal

india Updated: Aug 25, 2009 17:44 IST

Bharatiya Janata Mahila Morcha's Kerala unit on Tuesday asked authorities to suspend the principal of the Sri Rama Government Polytechnic in connection with the recent ragging of a hearing and speech impaired student.

Morcha State president, Soba Surendran alleged that the principal and other staff of the Polytechnic did not report the matter to police.

Speaking to reporters, she said special courts should be set up in the State to handle ragging cases as delay in settling the cases would help the accused to escape and witnesses to turn hostile under threats.

Six students were taken into custody in connection with the incident that took place on August 20.

The victim, Nandakishore (23), who was a first year student of the college, was hospitalised with marks of injury he received on the back of his body during the ragging.

In his statement to police, he alleged that his hostel mates tried to forcibly strip him and he was roughed up when he resisted. TP Valsala, mother of the victim, was also present at the conference.