Sunday, August 14, 2011

Second-year Hindu College student ragged

NEW DELHI: Even as college authorities are claiming that strict measures are in place to check ragging, an incident of ragging of a second year student of Hindu College on North Campus by his seniors has come to light. According to the complainant, the second-year student was insulted inside the college auditorium in the presence of other students.

This report comes even as Delhi Police is searching for the elusive students of Dyal Singh College and Delhi College of Arts and Commerce who had called up the UGC's anti-ragging helpline number claiming they were being ragged at their respective colleges.

According to sources, the senior student had asked the BSc second year student of Hindu College to hurl abuses at himself in front of a packed hall of 60 students. When the victim refused to heed to the commands, he was allegedly laughed at by those present inside the hall. The victim later registered a written complaint with the college authorities. When contacted, DCP (North) I B Rani denied having received a formal complaint. "Probably, they are dealing with the case at the college level first,'' she said.

According to sources, Anurag was interviewed by the theatre society office-bearers on Wednesday evening. "When the senior student asked him if he has sought someone's recommendation, the victim replied that he could not arrange one. The senior then asked him to hurl abuses at himself in front of 50-60 students present inside the auditorium. He hesitated initially but later he did as directed. The students present in the auditorium then made fun of him,'' claimed a source.

Meanwhile, the south district police denied having received any complaint from the parents of the deceased IIT first year student alleging ragging as the reason behind the suicide. "The postmortem of victim has said that there was no foul play. We have spoken to Dinesh Ahlawat's classmates and hostel mates, and they have all said that he had not been attending classes for the past two days. We are yet to find the exact reason behind the incident,'' said Chhaya Sharma, DCP (South).

Sources, however, claimed that the deceased was not happy with the course that he was pursuing and was also missing his home at Rohtak. Dinesh had secured 95% in Class XII boards and had got 1097th rank in the IIT entrance exam.

A second-year student of Hindu College was insulted inside the college auditorium in the presence of other students

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