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.