Noida ragging case: Victim in a state of shock, parents demand strict action

  • Vishal Joshi, Hindustan Times, KARNAL
  • Updated: Apr 18, 2014 23:37 IST

Shaken by alleged ragging and severe beating by his seniors at a Noida-based institute, the victim, a first year student of animation at Asian School of Graphics & Animation, is said to be in a state of shock and has refused to step out of his house.

The 18-year-old, a resident of Sector 6 in Karnal, was assaulted by his three seniors on April 15 evening.

The victim — who had come to Noida for the Diploma in Animation along with BSc, in October 2013 — informed that two of his assailants were enrolled in an acting course, while a third was studying cinema at the institute. All of them were staying at a hostel located in Sector 46, Noida.

“On April 15, I was beaten up by my seniors at the hostel situated at B block of Sector 46. They also showed me a gun and threatened to kill me. They had beaten me earlier as well. But this time they slapped me over 400 times and even hit me with their slippers. Two of them were hitting me while one was recording it in his mobile. They asked me to give Rs 5,000 or they would make this video public by uploading it on the Internet,” said the victim, adding that the seniors had even molested him sexually.

He said that he informed the college management about the incident. “They seized the mobile phone from the assailants and found the MMS clip in that,” said the victim.

Meanwhile, demanding a strict legal action against three students named in the police complaint, his parents have demanded action against the management of the institute for their failure in handling the case.

The victim's father, a real estate dealer at Sector 7, told Hindustan Times on Friday evening that the victim was in a state of acute shock.

"My son is so shocked and traumatised by the incident that he is even refusing to come out of his house. His life is ruined as he has plainly declined to pursue his studies," said the upset father.

He said the accused should be awarded severe punishment so that such incidents did not occur in future.

"On April 16, a group of students, including the three visible in the video, made self-inflicted injuries at the institute to implicate the victim. Later, they tried to strike a compromise with my son but we demand a stringent action against them," said victim's father.

The family has clarified that the alleged crime took place at institute's hostel at Sector 46.

The victim's father said his son was residing alone and the students had forcibly entered his room. "We met the institute management and the police but we are not satisfied with their actions. There is no news if the accused are arrested. On Thursday, the management told us that the accused students were rusticated but now we are learning through the media that the college is trying to tone down the incident which is captured on the video and is already in the public domain," he said.

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