According to information, unidentified miscreants allegedly entered the hostel premises and misbehaved with the inmates of the hostel. They also stole mobile phones and cash from the hostel rooms.
Shockingly, when the girls informed Purnamasi Panda, the warden of the hostel, about the incident she blamed the girls and said that their dressing sense has ‘invited’ such an incident.
However, Panda, after receiving criticism and protest from the students called the police.
Later, a team of local police reached the college and registered a case.
“A group of miscreants entered the hostel rooms by breaking the window grill between 3 am to 4.40 am. When we alerted the hostel authorities about the incident, the warden blamed us and our clothing,” said an inmate of the hostel.
“ We tried to reach out to the warden in the morning at around 6 am, however, the warden didn’t pick up the phone. After getting repeated calls from the inmates she picked up our calls hours later. Instead of lodging an FIR at the police station, the warden blamed us for the incident,” said another student.
“There is no CCTV camera in the hostel. Only one security guard is engaged in the hostel, where 300 students reside. We demand the safety of the girls and the deployment of more numbers of guards in the hostel.
The reactions of the college authorities could not be obtained in this conenction.