Srikakulam: The Srikakulam police arrested two senior medical students of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Srikakulam for ragging two junior medical students. The arrested have been identified as M Rahul Roy (final year MBBS student) and M Venkata Nagesh (House Surgeon).

It may be recalled that Rahul and Nagesh had ragged and assaulted two junior students P Nitesh Kumar and K Akshay Kumar with cricket stumps on January 24.

The ragging incident came to light on January 29 night after the two junior students (second year MBBS) lodged a complaint against the senior students with Two-Town police station in Srikakulam Town.

Inspector of Two-Town police station P Venkata Ramana said that the junior Nitesh and Akshay claimed that they had a small dispute with the senior students over a petty issue during the New Year Celebrations in the RIMS.

However, the senior students developed grudge and they have locked up the junior students in the hostel room for two days (January 24 and 25) and beaten with cricket stumps.

The police officer Venkata Ramana said that based on the complaint from the juniors, the Srikakulam Police Chief RN Ammi Reddy appointed Deputy Superintendent of Police (SC/ST Cell) Srikakulam, A Satyanarayana investigated the case and submitted a report to Ammi Reddy.

“Since the police report has revealed that the senior students assaulted the junior students with cricket stumps, we have arrested M Rahul Roy M Venkata Nagesh, Venkata Ramana under SC and ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, AP Prohibition of Ragging Act and Sections 322, 324 342 R/W 34 of IPC on Saturday morning,” Venkata Ramana added.

However, the arrested students got bail on Saturday evening and they were released. The management of the RIMS suspended the two senior students for involving in the ragging. The police said that the two senior students may face jail term if the court found them guilty of ragging.

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