A hostel warden of a private science college in the city landed himself in a soup after a video of him thrashing two students surfaced on social media platforms on August 17.
The incident came to the fore after the video went viral on Facebook and WhatsApp.
Sources said Gandhi Science College hostel warden Biswaranjan Rana was caught on camera while beating up two Plus Two students, who were from Keonjhar and Jajpur districts respectively, with a stick on premises of the hostel.
“The two students were enrolled at the college following recommendation by the hostel warden. Their parents had also asked him to review their performance for better results. But angry over repeated poor performance by these two students in the examinations, he beat them,” said Gandhi College Principal Sudhansu Sekhar Moharana.
The college authorities also condemned the act by the hostel warden.
“Rana has been terminated from the hostel after we found the video on various social media platforms on August 17 morning. The college would also file an FIR seeking action against him. The police may take action as per the law,” Moharana said.