Five students, including two minors, booked under POCSO Act for ragging girl student in Odisha

by Dikhyaa Mohanty

Five students, including two minors, have been arrested under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 in a case of ragging a girl student in a government college in the Ganjam district of Odisha.

According to the report, after their arrest, the two minor students were sent to a juvenile correctional home while the other three were sent to jail. In total, 12 students, including seven minors, were allegedly involved in the crime. Five of them, girls, were the victim’s classmates.

 The incident took place on Tuesday when the victim girl, a plus two first-year student at the Binayak Acharya College in Berhampur, was forcibly kissed by her classmate under the watch of senior students and other fellow students on the campus. The main accused, Abhishek Nahak, was seen forcibly holding the victim by her arms in a video of the incident that went viral on social media. Following the incident, the anti-ragging committee of the college convened a meeting and identified the students who had ragged the girl.

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