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New development to Facebook photo assault case; College suspends students

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Mangaluru, Feb 23, 2015: Further the Social media student photo assault case reported earlier today, a new development has surfaced. The students  involved in the controversial photograph uploaded on Facebook (where a boy is lying on the laps of five girls in a classroom),  are stated to be now suspended from the college.


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Boy on Girlds lap photo controversy

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They belong to Govinda Dasa College, Suratkal and are students of final year BCA. One of them Riyaz, who was  seen on the side lines in the photo has not been acted against.  It is learnt that a committee is set to probe the matter as necessary.

Students involved in the incident and their parents were called to the college today February 23. The committee, after enquiring  decided to suspend the students until further inquiry  and refer the matter to a special committee comprising representatives of Mangalore University and the management.

A communication to the Mangalore University, Student Welfare Officer, Principal Prof K Rajamohan Rao stated that in order to inquire into the matter, a committee was constituted comprising senior staff members of the college as well as its Admin Director.

The principal stated that the incident in the social media has created a ’lot of emotional fallout among students and the public’.  Speaking to media, the principal stressed that the five girls and the boy lying on their laps have been suspended. It is said Riyaz has not been suspended and  has been asked to appear before the committee on February 26 to give his statement.  Any further action can be proceeded with only after a report from the inquiry committee.

It is reported that ABVP has written to the concerned authorities that the accused students  be debarred. The whole matter will have to be viewed by a legally set up committee.


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