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Student loses left-hand due to alleged ragging

Written by: Staff

Vijayanagaram, Andhra Pradesh Aug 8 (UNI) A 17-year-old Polytechnic student of Hyderabad lost his left-hand for touching a high-tension wire at his residence. However, the boy's relatives claim that he was pushed by his seniors as part of ragging. Police denied the charge.

Police said Rajender of Jeedimetla area in Hyderabad joined polytechnic course 20 days ago in Thadrapaparaya Polytechnic college in Bobbili in Vijayanagaram district. On July 31, Rajender suffered burns in his left-hand after coming in contact with a high-tension wire going over the terrace at Bobbili.

He was admitted to King George Hospital in Visakhapatnam, about 100 km away from Bobbili. He was amputed and his left-hand was removed.

Rajender and his classmate Gautam were having conversation on the terrace on July 31. Over a conversation they argued that the high tension wire in the terrace will not harm. Rajender, who argued that the wire does not harm on touching, touched with his left hand and suffered burns, police added.

An investigation was, underway.


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