Rajahmundry: As many as 40 medicos from Alluri Sitarama Raju Academy of Medical Sciences were booked on Saturday at Eluru rural police station in West Godavari on charges of wrongful confinement of the college principal in his office room and also for causing minor damage to college property.
According to police, a large number of medicos from the college staged dharna on May 1 to protest against the declaration of summer vacation for only 15 days. Earlier, the hjolidays used to be for a month. The students demanded more days. The protest was also against the poor quality food at the mess, library facility and other issues.
While the stir was on, college management called in the police to control them. A female medico, meanwhile, started video recording the stir on her mobile that she intended to post on social media to draw the attention of the concerned authorities to solve their problem. A police official in plainclothes objected to the video-recording of the stir and took away the mobile phone from her by force. When the medico resisted his move, he allegedly manhandled her.
The college management later held discussions with the students in the presence of their parents and advised them not to create trouble in the college. They reportedly warned of stern action against students who failed to abandon their stir.
Meanwhile, based on a complaint lodged by a representative of college management, police booked 40 medicos under Sections 341 and 427 of IPC....