Sunday, June 21, 2009

Nine med students suspended for ragging

Posted: Tuesday , May 19, 2009 at 0417 hrs IST

Nine MBBS students of Motilal Nehru Medical College have been suspended and turned out of the hostel for ragging juniors. Although principal Dr PC Saxena said it was an incident of scuffle between students, sources said the juniors students had lodged a complaint of ragging. In a communication to the principal, Assistant warden Dr RB Kamal also described the incident as ragging and requested the authorities to take strong action. On Friday, some junior students celebrated the a classmate’s birthday in hostel no. 1 on the campus.

The day after, a group of seniors beat them up, accusing them of disturbing their studies. The victims reported the matter to the college authorities who immediately sealed the rooms of the seniors and demanded an explanation. Five students were suspended for six months. The college authorities also informed the police who lodged an FIR against students — Anurag Gupta, Vipin, Himanshu Gupta, Surjeet Singh and PC Rai.
On Monday, another four students were suspended and the police was informed about them.

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