Wednesday, August 08, 2007

[ToI] Ragging allegations rock state

AHMEDABAD: An incident of harsh ragging rocked the government dental college and hospital here on Monday. The student's father informed the college authorities that his son had been subjected to physical abuse. This was the third incident of its kind after brutal incidents of ragging threw the Balachhadi Sainik School in Jamnagar and Faculty of Science in M S University in Vadodara in a tizzy on Monday. In Ahmedabad, the student, a fresher who had joined the college on August 1, complained of continuous brutal ragging by some senior students at the institute campus.

However, he has not revealed the names of his tormentors and the nature of ragging he had to undergo. Nor has the police been intimated in this regard. His father, a medical practitioner based in Vadodara, has made a written complaint to the college authorities in this regard.

The matter came to light when the victim's father wrote a complaint to the college authorities demanding appropriate action against the senior students who had ragged his son. G J Parmar, dean of the Government Dental College and Hospital, said, "We have already constituted a three-member committee of wardens to investigate the matter.""In case the student agrees to reveal the names of his tormentors, we are ready to lodge a police complaint against them. Ragging of any nature cannot be tolerated in educational campuses," added Parmar.

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