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Guards who beat UTech student removed from duty

Friday, November 02, 2012 | 10:38 AM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The security officers involved in last night’s beating of a male student at the University of Technology (UTech) have been removed from duty, a senior member of Marksman Limited disclosed this morning.

Security-company Marksman is a part of ongoing meetings with the UTech administration to resolve the issue.

According to the Marksman official, statements are being collected from students and security personnel who were at the scene, and a joint statement with the University will be released soon.

The incident happened after the student was allegedly found in a compromising position with a male peer, upon which he was set upon by a mob, a UTech senior staff member confirmed earlier.

Allegations are that security officers brought the student to a small room at the entrance to the school where two guards punched and slapped him several times.

Videos of the incident broadcast earlier on popular website YouTube have been blocked.

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