A first-year BBM student of PSG College of Arts and science, S P Akhildev (20), had lodged a complaint against Aswin, Ajmal, Arjun, Mihashil, Shameer with the city police commissioner on Friday alleging that his eyes were damaged and jaw broken in a “brutal assault” on him by five seniors of his college on the night of March 7. The student, who underwent an eye surgery, had lodged a 15-page written complaint with commissioner of police KC Mahali on Friday. Following the complaint on Saturday, the Peelamedu (B6) police registered five cases of ragging and criminal assault against the students. Cases were booked under IPC sections 323 (Physical assault), 353 (Abuse), 427, 506/2 and section 4 of 1997 Ragging act.
Mahali told presspersons on Saturday that three teams have been formed to nab the students. The college had already suspended the students. Meanwhile, volunteers of the Students Federation of India (SFI) resorted to a ‘road roko’ in front of the collector’s office here demanding action against the PSG management and staff.
In his complaint, Akhil Dev alleged that five of his college mates had “forcibly entered’ a private hostel room near the college and attacked him. After a month-long medical treatment and wait for the college management to act against the assaulters, the college student lodged a complaint with the city police commissioner. The PSG college principal, Dr Sheela Ramachandran had told that the five students had been suspended “pending a detailed enquiry.”
Akhil Dev claimed that the boys had come into his hostel room around 11 p.m and asked him to undress. When he refused, they asked him to lick their boots, said the youth. He alleged that his seniors had hit his eyes and brutally assaulted him resulting in serious injuries to his eyes and head. The boy had to undergo a surgery in the eye to plug the multiple “holes in the retina” caused by the injury.