Sunday, June 21, 2009

2 held for ragging in Udaipur medical college

11 May 2009, 0054 hrs IST, TNN

JAIPUR: In yet another ragging incident in Rajasthan, two students were beaten up ruthlessly by their seniors at RNT Medical College in Udaipur.

Hathipole police, underwhose jurisdiction the college falls, arrested both the accused. A local court remanded them in judicial custody.

The college administration has suspended the two senior students from the college as well as hostel. Principal secretary (medical education
) Lalit Kothari directed the college administration to constitute an inquiry committee and investigate the incident.

According to reports, Sunil Kumar Bhati of Hanumangarh and Gaurav Ladha of Bhilwara, both MBBS first-year students, were returning from college library on Friday evening when Vinod Singh of Sawai Madhopur and Amar Singh of Jhunjhunu stopped them. The seniors, who had failed in the first-year examination, asked them to bend on their knees.

When Sunil and Gaurav resisted, they were beaten. The students reported to Hathipole police, who arrested Vinod and Amar from the hostel premises on Saturday.

Investigating officer Sajjan Singh told TOI that the accused have been held on the charges of disturbing peace. The two were produced before a local court, which sent them to judicial custody. During interrogation, both of them told the police that they were not involved in ragging but were sorting out personal issues, he said.

Meanwhile, the disciplinary committee of the college recorded the statement of all the students and recommended suspension of the accused. At the same time, the junior students were also served notice for not informing the college administration about the incident.

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