Mangaluru, Aug 17: In a bizarre move, the administration of a private degree college in Dakshina Kannada, has suspended two female students, after their two year old photos with liquor bottles and cigarettes went viral on WhastApp.
The suspension comes after the students belonging to local unit of ABVP brought the issue to the notice of the college authorities and pressed for action against the 'immoral activities' of the girls in question.
The college principal has strongly justified the action saying that the girls have tarnished the image of the college.
“The girls have been suspended pending inquiry. We were forced to take disciplinary action against them as they are our students and the image has been widely circulated,” the principal said, adding that no date had been fixed for completing the inquiry.
Meanwhile, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishat (ABVP) submitted a memorandum to Kukke Subrahmanya police seeking nvestigation into the matter.
The memorandum stated that the girls in the image were from the degree college and the image had been in circulation since August 11.
The police said that they have not registered any case based on the memorandum from the ABVP. The two girls have also not filed any complaint against any one for circulating the image on WhatsApp.
Two year old image
The girls have reportedly told the principal that the image in which they were seen pertained to a trip they had been with friends two years ago to Madikeri.
The girls said that liquor bottles had been brought to the party hosted in Madikeri. The parents of the girls had granted permission for the trip. (Picture for representation purpose only)