Friday, November 13, 2009

Three Andhra medicos get jail term for ragging juniors

TNN 13 November 2009, 03:53am IST

VIJAYAWADA: In a landmark, first-of-its-kind judgment in Andhra Pradesh, a Vijayawada court on Thursday sentenced three MBBS students to one-year imprisonment for ragging a junior student. The three are presently working as house surgeons at Siddartha Government Medical College's general hospital and in the last leg of their MBBS course.

First additional chief metropolitan magistrate K Satyanarayana said the prosecution had proved the charges against the three and slapped a Rs 1,000 fine each on them apart from the jail term. He, however, suspended the judgment for a month to enable them to move a higher court.

The three — Nella Venkata Chalapathi, Chittimalla Ramprasad and Mosham Suresh — had harassed a student, K Satish, on the college campus in July 2007. Suresh lodged a complaint against them on July 13, 2007. The police investigated the matter and filed a chargesheet under AP Prevention of Ragging Act (1997).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hats off to the First Addl.Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mr K. Satyanarayana for punishing 3 criminals. But the fine amount is too small, it should be such that they would not be able to pay. Such ragging incidents are shameful for our country. It should be eradicated without further delay.