Three suspects granted bail

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Three students of the Faculty of Arts at Peradeniya University surrendered to the Peradeniya Police Station, after a video clip of them ragging four other students went viral.

“They were released on bail after obtaining statements,” Police said.

The three fourth-year students were accompanied by the President of the General Students’ Union of the University.

The suspects are 24-year-old residents of Ambalangoda, Thummodara, and Kaleliya.

A video clip circulating on social media showed a group of students ragging four other students. Following the incident, two female and two male students were admitted to the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital.

On 20 September, the administration of the University suspended the three students in connection with the assault on the group of second- and third-year Law students.

The administration also decided to conduct lectures for Arts Faculty students online.

Peradeniya Police are conducting further investigations. 

By Aloka Kasturiarachchi