Six university students remanded for ragging

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Six students from the Sri Jayawardenapura University who were arrested in connection to the ragging incident of a first year student who sustained serious injuries, were remanded till 23 March.

The students were remanded after being produced before the Nugegoda Magistrate today.

Four students from the University were yesterday detained for questioning over the incident, after the Police had summoned a group of students reported to have been present during the alleged ragging as part of on- going Police investigations.

Six students from the Sri Jayawardenapura University were thereafter arrested.

According to reports a first-year student from the Faculty of Management of the Sri Jayawardanapura University was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the National Hospital after a ragging incident by a group of senior students on 05 March.

Pasindu Hirushan (20) is said to be suffering from brain injuries and internal bleeding after a tyre had been thrown at him and other freshers.

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