KALABURAGI: A sessions court here has rejected the interim bail application filed by three Kerala students of a nursing college here, who were earlier arrested for alleged ragging a Dalit student K.P. Ashwathi by forcing her drink a toilet cleaning liquid.
The Second Additional District Sessions Judge M Premavathi, who heard the case on Wednesday, rejected the interim bail sought y Lakshmi, Athira and Krishna Priya, who were arrested on June 24 for allegedly ragging the first semester student Ashwathi.
They have been remanded in 14 day judicial custody. Ashwathi, a student of the Al Qamar Nursing college, was allegedly ragged for more than a month and forced her to drink toilet cleaner on May 5.
When she developed health complications, she was rushed to a local hospital here on May 9. Subsequently she was sent to Kerala, where she is battling for her life at the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital.
The defence lawyer had sought the bail for the three accused students as they have to appear for exams in the second week of July. Moreover he had argued that there was a lapse on the part of the police in recording the student in the medico legal case.
However the prosecution lawyer opposed the bail plea. He submitted that the court could decide on the bail plea only after the special investigation team, led by the Deputy Superintendent of Police Jahnavi, which has gone to Kerala and recorded her statement, submitted its report....