Sunday, August 14, 2011

Four students rusticated, two others fines for ragging

Sambalpur (Orissa), Jul 4 (PTI) Four students of Vir Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), Burla, were rusticated for a year for allegedly ragging juniors, university sources said today.Two other students were fined Rs 10,000 each for their alleged involvement in the incident.Action was initiated against the students on the basis of the report of university's disciplinary committee to which the matter had been referred, they said.Some students of the 3rd semester had complained that they were ragged by seniors on July 24. They were allegedly beaten by the accused 5th Semester students when they protested against this, the sources said.The disciplinary committee examined both sides and decided to take action against six students of the 5th semester for the incident.The four rusticated students were identified as Sambeet Kumar Mishra, Soumya Ranjan Jena, Chinmay Prasad Patra and Kartikeswar Parida. The university authority directed the four students to keep away from both the varsity and the hostel for one year, sources said. The others - P Pravin Kumar and Ankur Alkhad - were fined and also ordered to vacate the hostel immediately. "We have asked them to furnish affidavits stating that they would not repeat such behaviour in the future", they said.

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