Monday, September 07, 2009

Four students allege ragging in JU

Express News Service
Posted: Sep 07, 2009 at 0253 hrs IST

Kolkata Four first-year students of the Jadavpur University were allegedly ragged and mentally harassed on Friday night by their seniors at the university’s main hostel, next to the Jadavpur police station.

The matter came to light after a written complaint was submitted by two of the victims to the dean of students, Rajat Ray, on Sunday morning.

According to reports, three mechanical engineering students and one civil engineering student were ragged by six second-year students, three each from the two departments.

“I came to know about the incident today morning. On Monday a special meeting of the anti-ragging committee of the university will be convened,” said Siddharth Datta, the JU Pro Vice-Chancellor. “We will decide on the issue considering the Raghavan Committee recommendations and the Supreme Court guidelines,” Datta added.Justify Full

The university authorities, however, said the actual number of the victim and the miscreant students was not yet known and it is difficult to comment on the issue before an inquiry.

The anti-ragging committee, comprising students and teachers, will conduct a detailed inquiry in this incident.

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