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By A Newsman

Midnapore, 05 December: FIVE students of the Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology at Haldia in East Midnapore have been arrested on charges of ragging and abducting a junior student.

The five are accused of abducting and beating up Ankit Kumar (21), a first year undergraduate student at the institute. Ankit is a native of Bihar.

Injured Ankit, now under treatment at Haldia sub-divisional hospital, says that he was abducted from the institute on Friday afternoon and was driven on a vehicle towards Kolaghat.

On the way, he was beaten up by the five second and third year students, and then left abandoned in an injured condition near some bushes by the road at Mecheda. Police and officials of the institute rescued him later in the evening and got him admitted to the hospital.

Ankit says that his five seniors were angry with him because he had lodged a complaint with the institute authorities over ragging by them in the recent past. Following the complaint, the institute had temporarily suspended the five accused, and this left had them angry.

After Friday’s incident, the institute authorities lodged an FIR at Bhavanipur police station in Haldia, and police subsequently arrested the five accused. They will be produced before a Haldia court later today.

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