3 Plus Two students arrested over assault following ragging row

3 Plus Two students arrested over assault following ragging row

Wandoor: A Plus-One student was left with a fractured right hand after he was beaten up by Plus-Two students in a school here in Kerala's Malappuram district.

The injured student has been admitted in the Malappuram Medical College Hospital. Three Plus-Two students have been arrested in the case. A minor student too has been involved in the case.

The incident took place at the Vaniyambalam government higher secondary school. The victim had got admission in Plus-One only four days ago.

The complaint says that the ragging started with the students asking the victim to remove a safety pin from the shirt collar on Monday. He had used the safety pin to place a patch of cloth on the skin due to allergy. The victim was asked to remove the pin and was slapped on his cheek.

The victim reported this to the teachers. In retaliation, the victim was beaten up by the students after school hours at a corner of the school playground.

The victim was pushed into slush and kicked. His right hand was fractured during the assault, the victim said in his statement to the police.

The injured boy was first taken to the taluk hospital and was shifted to Manjeri medical college. A complaint was submitted to the principal and the police.

The police said that after ascertaining that the boys were above 18, Vaniyambalam native Shabeeb, Koorad native Asmal Haq, and Mampattumoola native Nisamuddin were arrested. They were to be presented before court on Wednesday.

CI M C Kunjimoideen is in-charge of the inquiry.