Kundapur;Dec 26 : When 48 girl students were on their way back to government school cottage from the auditorium after finishing NSS camp’s cultural programme, a group of students by threatening attacked the girls with beer spray, resulting more than 20 students fell ill. This incident occurred near Vanderse on Dec 25, Wednesday.
Details of an incident:
Around 48 girl students and 46 boy students of Barkur Shree Rukmini Shedthi memorial national first grade college have been participating in annual NSS camp organized at Vonderse Mahalingeshwara temple.
On Dec 25, Wednesday late night at around 10.30 pm, after finishing cultural programme, girls were on their way back to government school’s cottage, which is 50 meters away from temple’s auditorium in groups. At that time, a group of four people, who were hiding near the toilet in dark, unexpectedly by threatening the girls, attacked on a group of 10 girls, who were going in the front.Freightened students came out of the school ground on to main road.
During this period,15 students, who fell seriously ill were admitted in Kota government hospital and 6 students, who were critically ill have been admitted in Koteshwara N.R.Acharya hospital. Currently all are receiving treatment but one of them is said to be seriously affected and she is undergoing treatment in the ICU.
Was beer was sprayed on them…?
According to the girls, who were undergoing treatment, the boys who attacked in the night had bottles in their hand and came forward to spray with some liquid. However according to locals and police, in order to frighten the girls, they might have sprayed the beer on them. Besides as a testimony, there were 2-3 empty beer bottles were lying on the ground. As it was dark, it was not able to recognize them properly. However as per the vague recognition, it was told that one man was wearing red and other man was wearing yellow T-shirt.
Lack of safety measures in NSS Camp:
Now it has been alleged that there was a security lapse in the place, where NSS camp is being held for the growth of intellects, social and cultural activities of the students. When the programmes are being held in the night, there supposed to be someone with the students, either any senior member or responsible person. But here immediately after the programme was over, everybody left the auditorium including the NSS supervisor, leaving the girls at lurch. According to another source, there was no light on the way to government school from the auditorium and thus became completely helter-skelter.
SP Dr Boralingaiah and B.Y SP Prabhudev Mane,Brahmavar circle inspector Arun B Nayak,Kota police station sub-inspector K.R.Nayak and among others visited the students, who are undergoing treatment and examined. Some of the students are recovering.
The officials at the college are said to be giving evasive replies and trying to brush aside the matter, sources said.
However investigation is in progress.