Saturday, September 05, 2009

20 students suspended for ragging

TNN 5 September 2009, 05:25am IST

DURGAPUR: NIT-Durgapur has suspended 20 students for two months for allegedly ragging five youths studying in the first year.

The victims lodged a complaint on the anti-ragging website of the HRD ministry, saying they had been ragged in August. The Centre then directed the NIT authorities to investigate the matter.

The NIT management called the 20 students on Thursday. Of them, 18 are second-year students while two are in the third year. They are from mechanical civil, computer and electrical engineering departments.

The authorities handed over suspension letters to the 20 students and directed them to vacate the hostel within 24 hours. The students have been suspended till October 31.

A K Mitra, (dean, administration) confirmed that the 20 students had been suspended. He said the varsity would take strong action against the students as per central government's anti-ragging directives.

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