Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Student faints after ragging in Allahabad University

IANS, Feb 23, 2010, 01.13pm IST

ALLAHABAD: Ill-treated and tortured physically, a first year student of Allahabad University who was allegedly ragged by his seniors fainted and was admitted to a hospital, police said Tuesday.

Amarjeet Kumar Yadav is still under medical treatment, but out of danger now, authorities said.

Police have registered a case of ragging against two senior students. Both are absconding.

"Yadav has alleged he was being subjected to physical torture in a room of the G.N. Jha hostel on campus for the past few days," police inspector R.B. Singh told reporters in this city about 200 km from state capital Lucknow.

In his statement, Yadav said that two students of second year BSc - Sunny Singh and Madhwesh Tiwari - ragged and abused him physically to an extent that he fainted in the hostel room.

According to Yadav, his two seniors Monday first asked him to roll on the floor and forced him to do sit ups and also abused him physically by forcing him to strip and perform objectionable acts.

"When Yadav fainted, the two seniors managed to escape from the spot. However, other inmates of the hostel later rushed Yadav to a private nursing home," said Singh.

The varsity administration has initiated an enquiry into the case. "We will definitely not spare the students, if they are found guilty," chief proctor Jata Shankar told reporters Tuesday.

Last week the state government passed a bill to check ragging in educational institutions. The bill provides a two-year jail term for the guilty and a fine of Rs.10,000, or both for those involved in ragging.

The bill also contains a provision to debar the guilty from seeking admission for five years in any educational institution in the state. The legislation will cover all schools, colleges, universities, hostels and coaching institutions.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Engineering students charged with ragging absconding

Aurangabad, Feb 19 (PTI) Four engineering students who were booked on charges of ragging at MIT Engineering college here, are absconding, police said.

The suspects -- Partho, Saurabh, Ravindra Singh and Ansa, all fourth year engineering students, had allegedly assaulted and also stripped two of their juniors -- Ajinkya Atul Patil and Harsh Lomte, in the boys hostel, they said.

Both Patil and Lomte sustained injuries and were discharged from hospital yesterday, police said.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Ragging in Jharkhand engineering college

Ranchi, Feb 19: Jharkhand Police has registered a case against certain students for ragging the juniors at an engineering college here on Thursday.

Vikas Kumar and Jivesh, the two students of Cambridge Institute came forth and complained to the Principal and also before the local police. Both of them are second year students. They recalled the gory incident on how the seniors summoned them to their room and severely beat them with rods and belts.

Briefing the media persons, Shambhu Thakur, Superintendent of Police, Ranchi mentioned that action is being taken against the accused senior students.

"In the case of ragging, the second year students were beaten up by their seniors. A proper first information report (FIR) has been lodged and we are taking action in this case," Thakur added.

Family members of the victimised students and many others expressed their deep shock at the incident.

In the past few years, ragging - a phenomenon very similar to the American hazing - has come under fire after a spate of ragging-related suicides was reported over the years.

Engg students beaten up by seniors, no case filed

CHENNAI: In a violent incident of ragging, a group of students from Bharath (deemed) University in Selaiyur, near Tambaram, were brutally beaten up by their seniors on Wednesday night for refusing to give them money. Both the university, which is owned by the relatives of a Union minister, and the police have refused to register complaints, the injured students said.

Vishwa Ranjan, a first-year student of electrical and electronics engineering, claimed that Manish Kumar, a second-year student of mechanical engineering, had demanded Rs 500 from him on Wednesday morning. When he refused, Kumar and a few of his friends allegedly beat him up before other students came to his rescue.

Hours later, more than 50 senior students descended on the rented house he shared with three of his friends in Selaiyur. He said the seniors, who came armed with hockey sticks and steel rods, broke glasspanes of windows and the rear windscreen of a car. "It was to teach us a lesson for the morning’s incident," said R Kashif Seraj, aJustify Full first-year student who lives in the house.

The seniors went on to thrash their juniors and broke chairs and a television set, the injured students said.

Police nabbed five of the seniors, but they were let off on Thursday morning after university authorities reportedly assured them that they would sort out the matter. The inaction of the authorities comes in the face of Supreme Court guidelines which make the head of the institution and the local police chief primarily responsible for action against ragging.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Police investigating ragging case

Friday, Feb 12, 2010

Staff Reporter

KANCHEEPURAM: The Otteri police are investigating a complaint lodged by a student pursuing postgraduate course in engineering in a private college in Vandalur near Tambaram. The student complained that his sister had allegedly committed suicide after she was teased by a student of the same college.

According to police, Premalatha (22), daughter of Nataraj residing at Kalaignar Karunanidhi Nagar, Chengalpat, consumed acid at the college laboratory last Friday. She was rushed to a hospital at Potheri immediately.

Later she was referred to another hospital at Porur, where she died on Tuesday.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Medical student commits suicide in Nashik

Nashik, Feb 9 (PTI) 22-year-old medical student tonight committed suicide by strangulating himself in his hostel room.

Police said it seems that Gaurav Sadanand Raut took the extreme step as was fed up with the ragging by his seniors.

Gaurav's roommates, Mandhar Monde and Anil Kavade had been ragging him constantly, they said, adding Gaurav's father Sadanand lodged a complaint with the police against the two, holding them responsible for his son's death.

However, exact reason behind the extreme act is not yet ascertained, police added.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Three JNTU students booked for ragging

TNN, 9 February 2010, 03:21am IST

HYDERABAD: Police registered cases of ragging against three B Tech students of JNTU on Monday. First year civil engineering student K Nageswar Rao, hailing from Kambhalapally in Devarakonda mandal in Nalgonda district, lodged a complaint with the Kukatpally police alleging that three of his seniors were ragging him.

According to the police, the accused were III and IV year students staying at Manjeera hostel. They said that on Sunday night the accused called Nageshwar Rao to their room and asked him to consume liquor.

"According to the complainant, the seniors blew cigarette smoke on his face and asked him to shave his moustache," Kukatpally ACP K Sridhar Rao said. The ACP said that cases were registered against the trio under sections 3 and 4 of the Andhra Pradesh Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1997. "We are trying to locate the accused," he added.

The university has constituted a committee to inquire into the incident. "The committee will report on Tuesday and the university will act accordingly," said Ramana Rao, principal of the college of civil engineering.

All the accused recently got job offers from private companies in the campus placement drive.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Ragging claims student’s life

Last Updated : 07 Feb 2010 08:10:16 AM IST

Express News Service

PUDUCHERRY: A First-year student of an arts college, who had immolated himself on Friday allegedly due to ragging, succumbed to burns on Saturday. According to the police, the college principal and three senior students would be taken for questioning.

This is the second incident after the Andhra Pradesh ragging case in August last year when four students along with a principal - for inaction - were arrested for ragging a student. Only this time, the victim died. The incident occurred despite the Supreme Court’s verdict declaring ragging a crime and a separate Bill following a committee report on prevention of ragging.

The victim’s brother Muthu said Sridhar, a first-year B Com student of Siddhar Sivagnani College of Arts for Men in Bomiyarpalayam, was reportedly abused and ill-treated in public on the pretext of ragging by three senior students. Following this, Sridhar and his father complained to the principal.

“The principal had assured them that he would look into the matter and asked Sridhar to attend his classes. But the principal let off the students with only a warning. Angered at Sridhar taking the issue to the principal, the three students continued to abuse Sridhar. Unable to bear the humiliation, he committed suicide,” alleged Muthu. Muthu said Sridhar had called him saying that he had some problems at the college. But before Muthu reached home to meet him, his brother had set himself ablaze.

According to police sources, as per the prevention of ragging Bill, the principal was required to report incidents of ragging to the police immediately. The principal of the college Natarajan, was not available for comment.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Six paramedical students arrested for ragging junior

Thrissur, Feb 4 (PTI) Six paramedical students of the Government Medical College here were arrested by police today for allegedly ragging a junior student.

The arrest followed a complaint by junior student Suresh Kumar that he was stripped down and photographed by his tormentors in the hostel room last week.

All the arrested are second year diploma students in Medical Lab Technology.

They had been suspended from the college by the principal.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Engineering student seeks compensation for ragging

CHENNAI: Alleging that he was ragged and thrown from the fourth floor of the hostel building by some senior students, an engineering student has moved the Madras High Court seeking a direction to the State government to pay an interim compensation of Rs.5 lakh for treatment.

Justice K.Venkataraman ordered notice regarding admission returnable in two weeks. He also allowed private notice.

In his petition, Shoban Babu of Melur in Madurai district stated that he was doing first year in mechanical engineering at the Hindustan College of Engineering, Otthakaal Mandapam, Coimbatore, and staying in the hostel.

On October 22, 2009 some identifiable senior students demanded money from him for a party. When he refused, he was ragged and also threatened.

He complained to the hostel warden, who assured him that he would take action against the seniors. The same day, the seniors took him to the fourth floor and assaulted him.

When he raised an alarm, other students staying in the hostel came to his rescue. The petitioner alleged that he was thrown from the fourth floor. He became unconscious, his spinal cord was injured and his leg fractured.

He regained consciousness and was able to speak only on January 10.

He prayed the court to direct the authorities to entrust the CB CID with the case for a fair investigation.

Action taken against 24 students for ragging in hostel

Kolhapur: Action has been taken against 24 students of Agriculture college here for their alleged involvement in a ragging case, sources in the college said.

Principal of the college Ashok Pharande inquired into the incident of ragging reported on December 22 in college hostel and found 24 inmates guilty, they said.

Five students have been suspended for two semesters, ten for one semester, seven have been suspended from hostel for one year, two students suspended for one semester have also been fined Rs 200 while five students were suspended for semester and fined Rs 500, principal said.