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Son of High Court judge assaulted in Peradeniya Uni

A second year undergraduate in Peradeniya University, who defied ragging, was yesterday assaulted by a group of undergraduates who promote ragging. The assaulted undergraduate was admitted to the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital.

The assault has taken place at the Post Graduate Institute of the university around 10.30 a.m.

Two students who witnessed the assault have given statements to the police.

The police said that the assaulted student is a son of a high court judge.

A team from Peradeniya police, headed by OIC Kamal Ariyawansa is investigating. The eight students who are behind the attack are to be arrested, the police said.

A university source said the lectures are currently conducted only for first, third and fourth year students. The students related to the matter have been in the university premises when they were not having any lectures, the source further said. The Peradeniya University is looking into the incident as well.
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