Tanima Ray

Cuttack: Students of Ravenshaw University on Tuesday staged a demonstration in front of the Vice Chancellor's office and gheraoed him protesting inaction over thrashing of an under graduate (UG) girl student by another senior in Kathajodi girls hostel of the varsity.

As per sources, an UG student staying at the Kathajodi girls hostel of the varsity was beaten up by a senior MPhil girl student on March 30.

The incident was later reported to the varsity authorities but as no action was taken against the accused senior, students of UG stream protested in front of the Vice Chancellor's office demanding justice to the junior student over the misbehaviour incident and separate hostel allotment for MPhil and (UG) students.

"The deputy warden, chief warden and other officials called for a meeting to resolve the issue on April 1 but they showed partiality and supported the senior student," said the complainant Minakshi Swain.

Similarly another student, Ratambari Mahapatra, who witnessed the incident added, "The girl who beat up the junior student has accepted her fault. Around 12 students including me had witnessed the incident and despite complaint, the authorities are yet to take any action regarding the incident. The matter is being suppressed as the accused is a relative of the Vice Chancellor."