Saturday, September 25, 2010

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.

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