Monday, June 05, 2006
Architecture students suspended for vulgar ragging
By Indo-Asian News Service
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Seven seniors of the capital's prestigious School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) have been suspended for forcing three new students to vulgar forms of ragging, including compelling one student to force himself on a dog.
Officials at SPA said the seniors have been suspended for three weeks and charged a fine of Rs 10,000 each for forcing three first year students to have sex with each other and compelling one to force himself on a dog, while several students watched.
The suspension came after the first year students lodged a complaint with the college authorities last Wednesday. The incident had reportedly taken place in SPA's planning building in broad daylight, officials said.
The college set up a special committee to look into the matter. Officials said that the complaint was confirmed and verdict given last weekend.
The suspended students would be permitted to attend classes during the suspension period, although they would not be marked present, officials said