Sunday, June 21, 2009

Student suspended after alleged ragging

Solan (HP), May 20 A senior student of a private homeopathic college has been suspended for a month on charges of alleged ragging, college authorities said here today. The institute&aposs anti ragging committee is also looking into the matter.

The student, Yogesh Singh, a fourth year student, was awarded the punishment after his junior Ashish, a first year student, complained to the college principal that he was being ragged by his senior, they said. According to the complaint, Yogesh"harassed and even slapped" Ashish for not greeting seniors on two occasions when they had met outside college premises, college authorities said.
Police, however, say that the college administration has strongly denied the incident to be linked with ragging and say it was the outcome of a"fight"between students.
Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Parwanoo, Ramesh Pathania, told PTI today that it was not a case of ragging but a"fight".
The college administration says that Yogesh informed his family about the fight and on hearing about it his father and a few other family members visited the college yesterday and beat up two other students when they did not find Ashish, police said.

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