Hair, dress of two girls cut in welfare hostel

In a case of suspected ragging, the hair of two inmates of Machilipatnam B.C. Welfare Hostel (Girls) was allegedly cut reportedly by their fellow inmates on Tuesday night. One of the girl’s dress (top) was also cut and her hand was injured with a sharp object, when the duo were asleep in the same block.

The girls, who are pursuing Intermediate first year in a nearby government college, shared the details of the incident with
The Hindu
on Wednesday in the presence of their family members.

“On Tuesday night, I woke up to find that a bunch of my hair and my dress (top) have been cut by somebody while I was asleep. I also felt pain on my hand, when somebody tried to cut it,” said one of the girls.

In the case of another girl, her hair was cut. She had slept in the same block, in which at least 14 students were accommodated.

On Wednesday, the girls lodged a complaint with the Machilipatnam B.C. Welfare Hostel Warden T. Anitha, who asked them to call their parents for talks.

Mr. Anitha did not reveal about the incident to higher officials of the B.C. Welfare Department.

“I don’t think anyone from outside gained entry into the hostel on Tuesday night. There is no clue regarding the accused, but I have asked the girls to call their parents for talks”, Ms. Anitha said.

The uncle of one of the girls said that the B.C. Welfare Department authorities should investigate the incident.

The hostel houses 120 girls studying Intermediate, Degree and B.Ed.

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