A 21-year-old architecture student from Kerala died of severe head injuries he suffered after being allegedly ragged in a Bangalore college.
Ahab Ibrahim, a second year diploma student of Acharya College of Technology Polytechnic in Bangalore, passed away at a hospital in Kochi late on Monday night, his relatives said. He hails from Thrissur district.
According to his relatives, the boy was allegedly ragged by six of his seniors, some of whom were also Keralites. He was found unconscious in the bathroom of the hostel and was taken to a hospital in Bangalore on January 27.
Ahab, who was later shifted to Kerala, was in a state of coma ever since he was ragged, they said.
The relatives alleged that Karnataka police had refused to register a case and said the boy's life could have been saved if he had been provided better medical facilities by the college authorities.
The six seniors, who indulged in ragging, are said to be absconding, they said.
A case for 'unnatural death' was registered by police in Cochin on Tuesday on the basis of a complaint given by Ahab's relatives.