Nine students booked for ragging

Parbhani (Maha): Nine students of a local veterinary college have been booked for ragging their juniors, police said. The offence was registered at Nava Mondha police station here.

According to police, 24 junior students were tortured physically and mentally by the senior students. The accused are identified as Nikhil Deshmukh, Pandurang Ghuge, Arun Shinde, Balaji Jadhav, Mahesh Bhuktare, Nilay Raut, Sidheshwar Badane, Ravindranath Etalwad and Vikas Gadewad.

According to police, the incident had taken place a few days ago. However, when a professor came to know about the matter, he lodged a complaint on Friday.