Noida: Amity student alleges ragging, university says group clash
Police said, Sahil Rawat, a hotel management student of Amity University, was allegedly slapped several times by a senior student and his friends.noida Updated: Mar 24, 2017 23:20 IST
An alleged ragging incident was reported at Noida’s Amity University on Friday, where a second-year hotel management student said he was thrashed by five of his seniors.
Police said, Sahil Rawat, a hotel management student of Amity University, was allegedly slapped several times by a senior student and his friends.
The victim’s father Rajdeep Singh Rawat, chief security officer at AIIMS, filed a complaint at the Sector 39 police station in Noida.
Amarnath Yadav, station house officer of Sector 39 police station, said, “As per the complaint, Sahil was facing problems from his seniors for quite a few days. The victim named three seniors, Anurag, Nikhil, Prithviraj, and two others in the complaint.”
Police said his seniors allegedly bullied him during practical sessions on Thursday. Sahil objected and warned he would complain to the authorities.
Later in the day, Anurag allegedly called up Sahil and asked him to go to the vehicle parking in the basement to reach a compromise, police said.
As soon as Sahil reached the basement, Anurag and his four friends slapped him a several times, leaving him with bruises on his face and hands, Yadav said.
“Sahil got back home and narrated the incident to his father, who got his medical examination done and reported the matter to us,” the police officer said.
The police registered a case under provisions of the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Ragging in Educational Institute Act, 2010 and sections 323, 504, 506 and 147 of IPC.
Vice president, communications, of Amity group, Savita Mehta said, “It is a case of fight between two groups. It was reported to the authorities and an institutional disciplinary committee has initiated an investigation into the matter. The anti-ragging committee has already investigated the matter and referred it to the disciplinary committee as it was not found a case of ragging.”