Bengaluru: A 17-year-old first-year PU student of a private college in the city has gone missing since Thursday after the principal allegedly reprimanded him for not attending classes. Student’s family members said that the principal also asked the student to bring his parents along on Thursday to the college to inform them about his absence.
The family members are worried about the safety of the teenager and have filed a missing complaint with the the Banaswadi police.
Revanth Kumar, son of Rajini, a resident of Dodda Banaswadi is a student of East Point PU College Academy Campus in Kalyan Nagar in HRBR Layout. He has been an average student who does reasonably well in his academics, his cousin Manjunath said. “We came to know that Revanth did not attend classes on Thursday from the principal herself as she told us that she had chided him and asked him to bring his father the next day,” said Manjunath. Revanth had also taken `1,600 for the tuition fees, but college officials said that he had not paid it, Manjunath said.
“College authorities said that Revanth was last seen at the college around 2.30 pm. The CCTV footage shows him walking out of the college gate. As he went missing from the college, the onus is on the institution to trace him,” Manjunath said.
The authorities defended themselves saying the college cannot be blamed as Revanth was irregular to classes. The college authorities told the family that the college starts at 9 am and goes on till 3 pm. “On Thursday, Revanth did not attend classes and was reprimanded by the principal and he was last seen walking out of college around 2.50 pm, after which there is no trace of him. Since he was irregular not presenting himself to the class, how can the college be held responsible,” asked a source from the college.
The harried family members are worried about Revanth’s safety as he is reserved teenager, who does not mingle with anyone. He only had one friend in the college who was also absent for the last few days. The Banaswadi police have launched a search for the youngster....