Braja Kishore

Kendujhar: Girl students of Keonjhar degree engineering college on Thursday alleged that they were ragged by senior girl students of the hostel while one of the victim students was admitted to hospital after complaining of sickness following ragging.

Sources informed that the students were ragged by the seniors over some issues pertaining to power cut on hostel premises.  A number of third year girl students have alleged that they were ragged by the fourth year students and were abused and denied food, sources added.

Following the incident one of the starving students fell ill and was admitted to the hospital.

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"We had approached the superintendent with our problems and it did not go down well with the fourth year students. Hence, the seniors made all the 18 juniors stand in a queue and harassed them."

Confirming the allegations, college principal, Trilochan Sahoo said "Third year girl students have lodged a written complaint alleging mental harassment and ragging. A complete investigation will be carried out by the college authorities."

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