Ajmer: Mayo, police tread cautiously over sodomy charges

first_imgPolice is treading cautiously over allegations of sodomy during ragging at Mayo College in Ajmer.A source in the police said victim’s medical examination has not revealed any injury or evidence of sodomy.Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police, Ajmer Range, Bijju Joseph said police has been looking for corroborative evidence.While sources in police and Mayo board have refused to comment saying there seems to be no evidence of sodomy, but it could be ragging and molestation.A student of Class 11 had alleged that he was sodomised by six of his seniors. Victim’s father, who held a media conference revealing identity of the school, lodged an FIR. Given the nature of allegations, the principal also informed the police and became co-complainant in the FIR lodged under POCSO last week.The statement of the alleged victim was recorded before the magistrate on August 7.The complaint said that a dozen students barged into his room few times between July 10 and 20, drugged him, forced him to consume alcohol before sodomising him by taking turns. He left the college in the last week of July for home and told his parents that he would not return.Meanwhile, father of the teenager has accused the principal of asking them to take away the alleged victim until police completes its investigations. The parents have said that it is leading to loss of the study and sports activity but the principal is cautious about security of the alleged victim given he has to be in the company of the alleged suspects for most of the time.Father of the alleged victim also revealed child’s identity and accused Mayo of inaction.advertisementHowever, Mayo College issued a statement stating, the school authorities, without any inordinate delay, as soon as the alleged incident came to light, have reported the same to the local investigating authority, in accordance with the law. The said fact is also fortified from the complaint of the child which was addressed to the school authority and the same was forwarded to the investigating agency, without any delay, which is the basis of the investigation. The school authorities are cooperating, in every manner, with the local investigating agency to unearth the truth. The students named by the alleged victim are not accused as yet because police has not filed a chargesheet.last_img

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