Noida: Student beaten for ‘refusing’ to use deodorant

The first year engineering student was allegedly thrashed by three senior students at a paying guest accommodation in Knowledge Park area, said police.

By: Express News Service | Noida | Published:October 4, 2016 2:26 am

A first year engineering student was beaten up in an alleged case of ragging at his paying guest accommodation in Greater Noida Friday night, said police Monday.

The incident took place at the paying guest accommodation in Knowledge Park area after the student reportedly refused to wear deodorant as directed by three senior students, police added. Three persons were arrested in the case Monday, said Ashvani Kumar, SHO, Knowledge Park police station.

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The first year student, who hails from Kanpur, was allegedly stopped by the seniors around 10.30 pm on September 30 when he going to his room after dinner. “Some senior students stopped him and asked him to wear deodorant. When he refused, they took him to one of their rooms and beat him up with belts and sticks. This is the complaint that we have received,” said Kumar.

Police said the student was allegedly confined in the room till 1 am. “He later went to his room and slept. He called his family around 12 to 14 hours after the incident. His family contacted someone in Noida area who then called the PCR and informed police about the incident. The PCR call was made around 4.30 pm on Saturday,” said Kumar. The case against the accused has been registered under IPC sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 147, 504, 506 (criminal intimidation) and under section 5 of the Anti Ragging UP Act, 2010.

The assaulted student was taken for a medical examination, but was not admitted to the hospital, said police. “The (medical examination) report stated the victim had suffered injuries on his torso,” said Kumar.