Seniors allegedly attacked the juniors on the campus, after entering their dormitories.

Students in Andhras IIIT-Nuzvid to face disciplinary action for roughing up juniors
news News Monday, September 04, 2017 - 09:20

Around 22 students from the IIIT in Ruzvid in Andhra Pradesh are facing flak, after they alleged roughed up several juniors earlier this week. 

According to reports, at least 11 students at the university suffered injuries last week after seniors allegedly attacked them at the Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT) campus.

The juniors had reportedly objected to loud music being played at the college's Ganesh pandal and complained that the seniors had harassed some girl students.

The Vice-Chancellor and Director of the institute were on leave, and the seniors took complete advantage of this, the Hans India reported.

The juniors also accused the in-charge Director of stopping the police from entering the campus, and investigating the incident. 

Speaking to The Hindu, IIIT Director Veeranki Venkata Dasu said a Special Committee had been constituted to inquire into the incident and the 15-member committee had so far identified 22 students involved in the attack. 

"The Committee is conducting inquiry through video recording and action would be taken against the seniors based on its recommendations. The investigation is going on and disciplinary action would be taken against more seniors, identified by the committee," he told the newspaper.

Meanwhile, the police told media persons that they had not registered a case, as the college management did not file a complaint with them.

They also expressed confidence in the administration's internal process to resolve the matter.

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