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Tech students under glare

Daudpur Kothi residents have urged the state government and Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology (MIT) principal Dhuruv Prasad to check the unruly students of the cradle.

The residents, exasperated with the misbehaviour of the MIT students, forwarded a signed petition to chief minister Nitish Kumar, deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Muzaffarpur district magistrate Santosh Kumar Mall, senior superintendent of police (SSP) Rajesh Kumar and Prasad on Wednesday. They said if the authorities failed to control the unruly students, they would stage an agitation.

The residents’ action came after three MIT students allegedly teased a girl of the locality on April 30. The residents said it was not a new thing as the students misbehaved with them on a regular basis.

Rajesh has ordered Barhampura police station to lodge an FIR in the case. Rahul Kumar, an engineering student, has also been arrested.

“The engineering students try to harass girls and pass filthy comments at them. The students whistle at the girls if they go to the terrace,” said Neeraj Kumar, a central government employee. A retired government officer, Nageshwar Ram, said: “The MIT students also misbehave with the elderly who take morning walk on the campus .”

Prasad told The Telegraph that MIT has reconstituted a disciplinary committee, which is pursuing cases of indiscipline against the students.

“We have complained against the students to the principal and Barhampura police station in futile,” said Krishna Singh, another resident.

The SSP said the Barhampura police station house officer has also been asked to expedite probe in 16 pending cases against the MIT students. But chargesheets have been filed in only two cases so far.