Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ramjas student suspended for ragging

New Delhi, September 24, 2010

Ramjas College on Thursday suspended a BSc student for allegedly ragging his classmate earlier this month. Principal Rajendra Prasad, on the recommendation of a sub-committee of the anti-ragging panel, has also banned the student's entry in the college.
According to the college order, the student will face suspension "till further orders". The next meeting of the anti-ragging committee is scheduled on September 27.

The ragging incident came to light on September 9 when Ritwiz Rai, a first-year student of BSc (Honours) physics, filed a complaint with the college authorities. He accused Rajiv Kumar, from the first-year batch of BSc (Honours) mathematics, of beating him up with the help of senior students.

Though Kumar is also a first year student, the principal forwarded the complaint to the anti-ragging committee as he has failed his examination twice. "So technically, Kumar is senior and he attacked Rai with the help of his third-year friends. In this context, it is a case of ragging," Prasad said.

"The incident took place in the first week of September. Rai was beaten up when he tried to stop a few seniors from ragging his friend near the college canteen. The CCTV footage shows that nine senior students along with Kumar had thrashed him. Rai's left eye is badly hurt," said Tanvir Aeijaz Alam, a member of the college anti-ragging committee. This is the first instance of ragging reported from a Delhi University institution in the new academic year.

Six students arrested for ragging

Friday, 24 September 2010

Coimbatore, September 24: Six students of a private college on the city outskirts were today arrested on charges of ragging a first year student, who had to be hospitalised following the incident, police said today.

The student Muhammed Sadiq was asked by some seniors to remove his shirt and put their shirts on, but Sadiq refused following which they allegedly attacked him yesterday.

Sadiq was allegedly injured in the incident was admitted to a hospital, police said.

Based on a complaint filed by the family members of the victim, police arrested six second-year students.


Seniors assault class VIII student

TNN, Sep 24, 2010, 04.19am IST

DHARAMSALA: The ongoing trial in the Aman Kachru ragging case in the fast track court at Dharamsala hardly had any impact on students of a government school in Kangra district who assaulted a class VIII student when he refused to carry out their orders.

A case of ragging was registered against three students on Wednesday pertaining to the incident at government senior secondary school, Paprolain Baijnath sub-division of Kangra district.

The three accused allegedly beat a junior, Ankush Kumar, after he refused to leave the classroom when they ordered him. Following this, parents of the victim took up the matter with school authorities and principal Suman Katwal lodged the complaint with police.

Tiruchi Anna Varsity suspends students

TNN, Sep 23, 2010, 12.46am IST

TIRUCHI: The Anna University of Technology Tiruchi (AUT-T) placed 47 hostel students under suspension after they clashed among themselves in the hostel on Sunday night. The university had stuck the suspension order on the notice board on Tuesday and had sent all the suspended students out of the hostel.

Vice-chancellor P Devadas Manoharan was not available for comments but sources in the university said he had ordered for a probe into the incident. While the university is tight-lipped about the cause of the clash, students said that ragging was the root cause of the fracas. A student of the university said a few days back a second year student ragged his junior, who happened to be the brother of a final year student. The incident triggered a quarrel between final year and second year students.

Another incident occurred within the next few days when a final year student asked a second year student who was watching television in the hostel to reduce the TV volume. The latter refused resulting in another quarrel. These incidents had created friction among the students who used to exchange harsh words occasionally. On Sunday night yet another quarrel broke out between the students and a clash ensued. Hostel staff intervened and pacified the students. However a couple of hours later they began assaulting each other again, said a final year student.

A university staff said the students have been suspended to prevent escalation of tension. Once the enquiry is over further disciplinary action may be taken against the students found guilty, he said.

Orissa: BPUT suspends five students of Piloo Mody College of Architecture over ragging case

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Cuttack: The Biju Patnaik Technical University (BPUT) on Wednesday suspended five students of Piloo Mody College of Architecture for alleged involvement in ragging case and withdrew recognition of the college for the next academic year.

As per the information , on 7th August a second year B.Arch student Soubhagya Mishra alleged ragging by seniors belonging to fourth year of the college.A joint committee constituted by BPUT initiated probe into the matter and submitted its report following which the premier technical university took a serious note of it and suspended the students for two years. Besides, it withdrew recognition to the college for the academic session 2011-12.The students have been identified as Gourav Das Mohapatra, Devaditya Das, Aurojit Moitra, Anwesika Sahu and Pabitra Sahu.

These students had attacked Soubhagya with blades inflicting serious injuries to his neck. Meanwhile, the students, college authorities and OPECA have opposed the stringent action on the students and the college.

BHU suspends students for ragging

18 Sep 2010 19:23:00

Four students of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), arrested for allegedly assaulting and ragging a physically challenged boy in the campus, were on Saturday suspended from the varsity and asked to vacate the hostel, a senior official said here.

A show-cause notice has also been served to Prof G C R Jaiswal, the then administrative officer of I N Gurtu Hostel, where the incident took place, BHU Press Publication and Publicity (PPP)cell chairman Prof Rajesh Singh said.

The Anti Ragging Committee found six students guilty of ragging B.Com student Ajit Kumar Upadhyay last year.

Upadhayay, a resident of Bihar, was allegedly ragged by six students on October 13 last year. He was also assaulted and an MMS was also prepared by his seniors. There were also reports that a fight had broken out between Upadhayay and others over non-vegetarian food being served in the hostel mess.

While Mohit Shukla, Girijesh Tiwari (both students of B.Com final year), Anuj Lal (student of L.LB first year) and Ashish Gautam (MBA), were arrested on Thursday on a complaint filed by Upadhayay, two others Rajat Anand and Ragav Alok have completed their course and left the university campus. Efforts are on to nab the two.

All the accused have been suspended from their classes till the completion of the committee's enquiry. Meanwhile, taking the moral responsibility for the incident, Dean of Commerce department Prof Vishambhar Jha resigned from his post on Friday.

Cuttack: School student punished for ragging

Updated: September 16, 2010 07:25 IST

Kendrapara(Orissa): Authorities of the state-run Jawahar Navodyaya Vidyalaya punished a seventh standard student for ragging freshers, official sources said.

The student was debarred from attending classes or staying in the hostel for a fortnight after he was found guilty of locking junior students in a bathroom for six hours during the night.

The incident occurred on Monday night and came to light after the parents of the victims the drew the attention of the authorities, said Pravati Pradhan, JNV principal.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Two MNIT students thrashed by seniors

TNN, Sep 17, 2010, 12.19am IST

JAIPUR: Two ragging incidents were reported in Rajasthan on Thursday one in the state capital Jaipur and another in Kota. While in Jaipur, the police have received a complaint against a group of students for beating up the juniors, the police in Kota were investigating charges made by an engineering student that he was ragged.

According to Jaipur police, a group of students from Malviya National Institute of Technology ( MNIT) allegedly thrashed two junior students from the same college with belts and helmets late on Wednesday night. The provocation was the two students had objected to an "abusive'' ragging session.

The victims, Shivram Meena and Lokesh Meena, are third year BTech students. According to police, both were returning to the hostel when seniors allegedly stopped them and started abusing them. The two in their statement to the police alleged they didn't follow the seniors' instructions and were beaten up.

"When the juniors objected, the group started hitting the two with belts and helmets resulting in head injuries,'' said a police officer. The two students were rushed to SMS Hospital by the police when they were informed by other students. A medical examination confirmed injuries.

The family members of the two arrived at the Malviya Nagar police station on Thursday morning and alleged the police were not doing enough to act against the seniors. The police, on the other hand, said the incident was a result of enmity between two groups. However, police have lodged an FIR against 10 students, who are on the run.

Meanwhile, Anshul Swadhin (19), a first year student of engineering college in Ranpur area in Kota, alleged that while he was sitting in the college canteen, a few senior students started ragging himm. The Kota police is verifying the allegation.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

PG student subjected to ragging at MAMC

A first year postgraduate student at Maulana Azad Medical College, the teaching wing of Lok Nayak Hospital, was allegedly ragged in the hostel premises by a group of seniors on Sunday night. The 23-year-old student specialising in medicine had lodged a complaint with the dean as well as the Delhi Police on Monday, alleging "misbehaviour/ragging" by a group of five seniors from the department.
The Dean Dr AK Agarwal has constituted anti-ragging committee of three members comprising Dr Veena Choudhary, Dr Swaraj Batra and Dr Richa Diwan to look into the incident.

"It was brought to our notice on Monday. We formed a fact finding committee the same day and on Tuesday after they submitted a report, we forwarded it to the apex committee. The next course of action will depend on the report that is expected to be submitted by this week," said Dr Agarwal.

Three students booked for ragging in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, Sep 14 (IANS) Three students of a government-run polytechnic institute were Tuesday booked for physically abusing and ragging two of their juniors on the campus in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur district, police said.

Montu Singh and Sandeep Kumar - both first year students of Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) course - were allegedly assaulted by three of their seniors - Raghvendra, Dhirendra and Vineet - in the Government Polytechnic Institute in Nawabganj town, a police official said.

“On the pretext of interacting with the freshers, the three senior students entered their hostel and started misbehaving with them. When the two juniors objected, the three started assaulting them with leather belts and even hit them with bricks,” he said.

“A case has been registered against the three who are absconding. The two junior students are being treated at a hospital. Both of them are out of danger,” the official added.

The institute’s principal D.D. Singh told IANS: “It was the institute’s staff who got the case registered against the three students. An enquiry has been initiated against them.”

“Strict action would be taken against the students for misbehaving with the two junior students,” he added.

Ragged, tech freshers quit en masse

TNN, Sep 14, 2010, 05.58am IST

HALDIA: The entire first-year batch of Haldia Institute of Technology (HIT) walked out of campus on Monday evening, bag and baggage in tow, after relentless ragging and beating by seniors.

The trigger was a night-long thrashing and sporadic clashes throughout Monday morning when the freshers refused to be pressured into buying liquor for seniors.

This isn't the first such incident at HIT, which describes itself as the'largest private education institution in West Bengal'. Exactly a week ago, third-year students Dinesh Singh and Ranjan Roy were allegedly beaten up by their seniors. They lodged a complaint with the police but the institute has taken no action so far. It has not acted on Monday's incident either.

According to the complaint, a group of fourth-year students barged into T4 hostel on Sunday night and beat up first-year boarders. "They used to force us to get liquor for them. This time, we refused. At night, they stormed into our rooms and beat us," said a fresher.

One of the severely injured students, Sukanta Biswas, of the computer science and electronics department, lay bleeding in hostel all night because he dared not step out. He was taken to hospital in the morning. At 8am, the traumatized and injured freshers sat on dharna at the admin-istrative office. The authorities only assu-red that security would be increased but said nothing about identifying and punis-hing the culprits, said the first-year stude-nts who skipped class. Soon, clashes broke out between them and final-year students.

Read more: Ragged, tech freshers quit en masse - The Times of India

Agriculture College student thrashed by senior in MP

PTI | 11:09 PM,Sep 13,2010

Indore, Sep 13 (PTI) A 20-year-old student of Government Agriculture College here was today allegedly beaten up by seniors, police said. Anil Dhangar suffered serious injuries in the attack in the institute's premises, they said. The B.Sc first year student had opposed the recent ragging of his and that of 20 others by seniors and was going to the college Dean to file a complaint. However, when the seniors came to know about his plan, they assaulted him. They did not spare even his brother and other friends who tried to protect him, police said. On a complaint lodged by Dhangar, police have registered a case against five senior students and their other unidentified associates under relevant sections of IPC. A search has been launched for the attackers, they added.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Engineering student hospitalised after ragging in hostel

Thursday, September 09, 2010 11:39:43 AM by IANS

Kota (Rajasthan), Sep 9 (IANS) A Gujarat youth studying at a private engineering college here has been hospitalised for depression after he was harassed and not allowed to sleep for two nights by seniors at a hostel, says his father who has complained to police of ragging.
A case has been registered against three students of the college, police said Thursday.

Rahul Sharma, who is from Vadodra, has taken admission to the R.N. Modi Engineering College only six days back. The complaint was made Wednesday.

“After taking admission in the college, we got him a room at Modi Hostel in Jawahar Nagar area of the city. It was in the hostel that he was mentally harassed and tortured and not allowed to sleep for at least two nights,” Rajkumar Sharma, Rahul’s father, said in the police complaint.

Sharma said as soon as he came to know about it, he rushed to Kota and complained about it to the college authorities. “After not getting a proper reply, we requested that he be allowed to leave the hostel.”

On Wednesday, Rahul started to cry and suddenly collapsed, his father alleged. He was admitted in a government hospital here. “He is not in a condition to talk to anyone,” Sharma said.

The hostel authorities said the father and son had come to them and were asked to file a complaint with the director. “However, they did not do so,” a college official said.

Police have started investigating the matter. “We have got the ragging complaint and have started to search for the accused students,” said a police official.

In April, the Rajasthan High Court while hearing a ragging case had asked the state government to deal with incidents of ragging with a firm hand. The court had also directed the government to enact an anti-ragging law in the state. It had observed that ragging is a serious issue and could not be dealt with only through anti-ragging orders passed by universities and colleges.

Girl ragging case gets murkier

Sep 07, 2010 01.30 PM
The case involving Jothi, a second year student at the Anna University, is getting murkier with the Rasipuram Police setting camp in Chennai for investigations with students and concerned college authorities.

Jothi, a second year BE student, was studying at the Anna University when she went to native place Rasipuram on 2 September. She was found hanging inside the house the next day. Though a lot was said about the death of this ECE student, the actual reason for her death is still a mystery. Initially it was told that Jothi committed suicide owing to increasing family problems.

Her family members and relatives suspected that Jothi was a victim of ragging and was forced to death due to this. Thus, a complaint was registered in the Rasipuram police station. Since initial investigations yielded no results, a team comprising police officers from Rasipuram has set up base in Chennai on Monday.

They were seen investigating students at the Anna University regarding the death of Jothi. A recent tip off has revealed that Jothi was constantly ragged at the college and a male student was sending her abusive messages on her mobile phone. Jothi's guardian in Chennai, Kumar told police that "It is certainly a case of ragging and Jothi was forced to death by abusive messages sent to her. I'm willing to appear in court and reveal all this before a judge".

More investigations are expected in the following days

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Meerut ragging case: Ragging or caste war?

Meerut, September 07, 2010

An incident of ragging rocked the premises of Sir Chotu Ram Engineering College of CCS University late on Sunday night. Kuldeep Singh and Kamlesh Yadav, students of B.Tech second year of the prestigious college affiliated to Chaudhury Charan Singh University, maintained in their complaint that they were thrashed when they denied to obey unjustified and unlawful demands.

In their complaint, they have named four seniors along with their six other unidentified aides. Police admitted of receiving complaint saying that “ action would be initiated after a thorough investigation.’ SP ( City) Prabal Pratap Singh himself looking into the matter said, “ If someone found guilty he won’t be spared.”

Declining the charges, one of the accused Naveen Chaudhry , however, described it a fallout of the ongoing caste rivalry among students, which has been given a drift as an incident of ragging. “Had they been subjected to ragging it would have happened in the previous year. They are just trying to give a hype to the matter to entangle them in a crime case."

CCS campus has witnessed lot of student tussle on caste and regional grounds in the recent past. This incident is also being seen as a consequence of this ongoing caste rivalry.

On the other hand, University administration has denied any such incident and so did the college authorities. DSW, Dr HS Baliyan, expressed ignorance of the occurrence of any such incident. "I have no such information yet." he said.

Engineering student attempts suicide after ragging

2010-09-07 13:20:00

A first year engineering student at a private college in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur district attempted suicide after being ragged by some seniors, police said Tuesday.

Vishal Yadav, 18, a B.Tech student of the Pranveer Singh Institute of Technology (PSIT), consumed a mosquito repellant late Monday in his hostel room on the campus. Singh was rushed to a hospital in an unconscious state by his batchmates.

'He is out of danger, but doctors will continue to keep him under observation for the next few days,' Deputy Superintendent of Police Hemlata told reporters Tuesday morning in Kanpur, some 80 km from Lucknow.

'Preliminary investigations reveal the student tried to end his life as he was disturbed over his ragging. We have registered an FIR (first information report) against unidentified students as Vishal is not aware of the names of his seniors involved,' Hemlata said.

'But Vishal is quite sure that he can identify the seniors by their faces. Once he identifies them, an FIR with names would be registered against all of them,' she said.

Police have also sought assistance from the college staff in order to identify the students involved.

'We will extend our full cooperation in the police enquiry,' Rajesh Pandey, a hostel warden of the college, told reporters.

Yadav's father Hari Shanker, a resident of Hamirpur district, said, 'My son was very depressed because of ragging. He used to call up his mother and would ask her to take him back to Hamirpur.'

-Indo-Asian News Service

Girl student found unconscious at RGSC

VARANASI: Sensation prevailed on the Rajiv Gandhi South Campus ( RGSC) of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) at Barkachha in Mirzapur district on Sunday, when a girl student of MCA programme (second year) was found lying unconscious in her room at Vindhyavasini Hostel.

The girl, identified as Aruna, was rushed to the district hospital, where her condition was stated to be out of danger.

"The condition of the girl is stable and reported to be out of danger", said chief medical officer Dr Daya Shankar while talking to TOI over phone. The girl is responding well to the treatment and has been kept under medical observation. The initial reports suggest it to be a case of hysteria, he added.

As per H C S Rathod, chief proctor, BHU, the proctorial board and anti-ragging squad are probing the matter. He also said that the officer-on-special-duty (OSD) and other senior officials are keeping a strict vigil on the situation.

Tension in college after student alleges ragging

Bhubaneswar, Aug. 19: The situation on the Ekamra College campus was tense today after a fresher alleged ragging by his seniors.

Subhendu Sathpahy, a Plus II first year student of the city based Ekamra College, alleged that his seniors asked him to strip and assaulted him when he denied.

Sathpathy started coming to the college from August 16 as classes for the first year students began for the present academic session.

He said that he was trying to enter the Block C of the college building when a group of senior students of Plus III final year, who were sitting on the balcony, called him.

“He was scared and pretended as if he did not hear them. At these, the senior students started using slang language and asked him to come to them. They then asked him why his shoes were not polished,” said Santosh Panda, uncle of the victim Subhendu Sathpathy.

“Later they abused him asked him to strip. As he refused, they smeared cow dung on his uniform and physically assaulted him,” Panda alleged.

“We have submitted a written complaint to the college principal and are soon going to file an FIR at the Air Field police station,” he added.

Sathpathy received injuries in his stomach and other lower abdomen, and had to be rushed to nearby hospital.

“The college authorities are responsible for this. We need an explanation why the college authorities cannot ensure the protection of their own students. Especially in the present day situation, when ragging is considered a serious offence and has been banned, I wonder why do the college authorities fail to take any action,” said the victim’s uncle, as he rushed to the hospital receiving the news of his injuries.

“When I contacted the principal of the college on this issue, she kept repeating that it was not ragging and that it was the result of a clash for tensions related to election. It is not quite clear to me how can my son, who joined the college only four days ago, become a victim of college election,” asked Srikant Sathapathy, father of the victim, demanding immediate action against the offenders.

“The seniors have been ragging us frequently ever since we joined. We have given a written complaint to the principal of the college,” said Radha Mohan Nayak, another Plus II student.

“There was a disturbance between senior and junior students, but we have heard that they have compromised among themselves,” said Soumendra Tripathy, inspector-in-charge of the Air Field police station.

But Pranati Mishra, principal of the college refused to believe that any incident of ragging has taken place on the college premises. “There was nothing like ragging. It was a routine clash that happens during election,” she added