PSG College student partially blinded after ragging

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A 20-year-old college student of PSG College Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), has been partially blinded after he was allegedly ragged by his seniors here, police said on Saturday(Apr 11  2009).

According to a complaint by P. Akhil Dev, a first year BBA student from Thiruvananthapuram, he suffered serious injuries on his jaw, nose and eyes after being ragged by five senior students for not giving them Rs.3,000.

Cases have been registered against the five suspects under various sections of the Indian Penal Code for rioting (147), causing grievous hurt (323), criminal assault on person(s) (355) and criminal intimidation (505) besides the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Ragging Act 1997, a police official said. The five students(suspects) are now been placed under suspension by PSG college.

Akhil Dev was taken to hospital, where after examination doctors said, that his eyes had suffered multiple holes in retina. The doctors performed laser eye surgery.

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