Hotel management students from Hyderabad stuck in Maldives

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Parents of the students stranded at Maldives protest infront of the college at Dilsukhnagar in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
Parents of the students stranded at Maldives protest infront of the college at Dilsukhnagar in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

Hyderabad: About 20 students from Aryan College of Hotel Management from Dilsukhnagar in the city are stuck at Maldives since a month. The college management allegedly collected money from them on the pretext of providing jobs, but cheated them, police said. According to the police, a complaint was lodged by one Sudharani from Saroornagar whose son S Yogender Reddy, is a first year Hotel Management student. In her complaint, she stated that Yogender joined the college in 2016 by paying Rs 60,000 fee.

“The college management collected Rs 4.5 lakh from each student, a total of 30 students, including her son. They promised jobs in Maldives at various prominent hotels. After collecting money, they sent them to Maldives in the last week of June,” said an official from Malakpet police station. Police said, the students who had finished their first year were taken to Maldives and lodged in a room at a hotel in Male, its capital, on daily rent basis.

“Even after days of their stay, no jobs were provided to the students. It was later learnt that they were all sent on a visiting visa instead of work permit visa. The college later refused to arrange jobs,” the official said adding that of the 30 students, ten returned while others are still facing problems.

Based on a complaint, the Malakpet police booked a case against Narayana Reddy, Nandu and Chaitanya from the college management. The hotel management at Maldives has reportedly taken away their passports and were not allowing them to leave the hotel. Meanwhile, parents thronged at the college and started protesting on Wednesday. They demanded arrests of the persons responsible and safe return of their kids.