(Lanka-e-News -21.Feb.2017, 9.15AM) 15 raggers of the Inter University students federation (IUSF) were arrested by the Peradeniya police when they conducted a raid on a house. This group had held 8 freshers of the Peradeniya university captive for a whole night in a rented house after abducting the victims from the Peradeniya University premises , and while they were being tortured by the raggers , the police had been able to arrest the suspects ,who were remanded until the 2 nd of March after being produced before Kandy additional magistrate Rangani Gamage .
Because these 8 freshers had not participated in the protests staged against SAITM , they were subjected to this torment and torture by the raggers.
The victims of the torture are students of Peradeniya University agriculture faculty , and the raggers are supposed to be second year students , but according to the police there could be outsiders too in that terror group. Hence a certificate has been requested from the University to confirm that the suspects are University students in fact.
The least number of students who attended the anti SAITM protest is of the agriculture faculty , and are first year students.
Following a complaint made by the University administrator in charge of discipline to the police that the students have been abducted , the Peradeniya police conducted the raid on the house at about 2.00 in the early hours of the morning yesterday. Even at that time the 8 victims were being tormented by the senior students of the IUSF .
This house situated at Hindagala Megoda, Kalugama , Peradeniya where this torture was being inflicted had been taken on rent for two months only. If a University student is to take a house for his lodging , that house should have been taken on rent for at least a period of one year .Therefore ,in this case this house has not been taken for that purpose , and it has been exclusively used for the illegal ragging and torturing activities of the IUSF mafia , according to the Police.
The victims of ragging had been ruthlessly assaulted so much so that they had to be hospitalized. Two of the students are still in hospital taking treatment.
Attempts are being made to camouflage these terror activities , and describe those as part of ‘ragging’ of freshers , though it is very evident it is not , and are actions aimed at taking revenge on the victims because two months have already elapsed since the University opened . The police sources also revealed ,the victims who suffered at the hands of the seniors are scared to disclose the truth to the police .
On the same day , two girl students had been made to kneel down and forced to march on their knees , as a result of which their knees have sustained injuries .The students or their parents have not lodged a complaint with the police out of fear.
Meanwhile , Lanka e news reported a day ago that the students too while learning in the University are also being taught how to make a fast buck via venal and sordid activities at this young age itself , by payments being made to each student who gets remanded at the rate of Rs. 100,000.00 to Rs. 200,000.000 . In addition , the convener of the IUSF is paid Rs. 1 million each time he gets himself remanded.
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All higher education institutes should charge money.
When parents spend hard earned money children will not waste and at least respect them when they are old
Free education is waste of tax payers money
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