Tamluk, Sept. 11: Fifteen students of the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology in Haldia were today suspended for a year for beating up invigilators, ransacking classrooms and clashing with the police on July 18 and July 19 after their demand to be allowed to cheat was rejected.
R.M. Mishra, the chief manager of the institute, said: “We have suspended 15 students for a year. During this time, they will not be allowed inside the college or appear for any examination.
Some students protested today the decision to suspend only 15 students when the college had lodged an FIR against 40 of them.
One of the suspended students, Mrittika Das, a third-year student of plastics technology, said: “I have been wrongly victimised. My exam was on July 20 but no girl took part in any kind of violence. Moreover, why should action be taken only against 15 students where FIR was lodged against 40?” she asked.
The suspended students have decided to appeal to the authorities for reconsidering the decision.