Saturday, November 10, 2012

2 contradictory reports correct: MYH suptd

 INDORE: In another twist to a ragging controversy over the woman jail inmate, who was found pregnant in one report and not in the second one, MY Hospital superintendent said both reports were correct. Talking to media here on Monday, MYH Superintendent Dr P S Thakur said, "Both reports, including the first report in which the woman inmate was found pregnant and the second report wherein the doctors found she was not pregnant-- were correct."

After the first report, the MYH superintendent set up a board of five doctors on October 22, which declared that the woman is not pregnant. However, Dr Thakur did not divulge other details saying, "I have received facts and will give my reply to the court." Pleading anonymity, an expert in the field, said Dr Thakur's statement clearly indicated that the pregnancy was terminated on the MYH premises.

Whether it was forced or due to natural reason, it is to be found out, he added. Jhabua collector Jaishree Kiyawat, who has been assigned the responsibility of conducting a probe into the issue by the DG jail said, "I have received the opinion of the divisional medical board and have forwarded the same to the probe panel which is investigating the matter.

The panel has been given three weeks' time." On the order of the district court, a jail inmate from Jhabua, who was serving term for the past 10 months, was brought to MYH's mental hospital on September 10. During the medical check-up at the mental hospital on October 16, doctors found the woman has five-week pregnancy. After hue and cry, MYH superintendent set up a board of five doctors which was supposed to examine the matter. The board concluded that she is not pregnant.

A third divisional bench, constituted in the wake of contradictory reports, was believed to have reported that the woman was not pregnant.

Ragging at MANET: Four students held, released on bail

The Loni Kalbhor police on Saturday arrested four students ofMaharashtra Academy of Naval Education and Training (MANET) for allegedly ragging one of their classmates for the last six months. The suspects were produced before the court which granted them bail on Saturday.

 Although the official FIR invoked section 4 of the anti-ragging regulations of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), MANET’s executive director Mangesh Karad said that it was not a case of ragging. According to the FIR, Amitkumar Anilkumar Sharma (22), a native of Bihar, was allegedly ragged by Sourabh Anil Kharat (21), Akshay Rajendra According to the FIR, Amitkumar Anilkumar Sharma (22), a native of Bihar, was allegedly ragged by Sourabh Anil Kharat (21), Akshay Rajendra Dhambhare (21), Somay Surendra Sable (21) and Nitin Laxman Maharnoor (23), all second-year students of BSc nautical sciences.

On Friday night, around 11, Sharma had allegedly consumed poison at his hostel room on the campus and had named the suspects in his suicide note. The note stated that the suspects had been harassing him for the last six months and had driven him to take the extreme step. Sharma was rushed to Noble Hospital and was discharged on Sunday. The police also said that the suspects used to tease Sharma by linking his name with other girls, which he found objectionable.

However, Karad said that this was not a case of ragging. “This action of the police was wrong as we have an anti-ragging committee and Sharma should have approached the committee. Sharma had got into trouble with outsiders. After his quarrel, he had asked his friends to get even with the outsiders. But since they did not help him much, he has implicated them in a false ragging case.

Sharma never approached the disciplinary committee nor has he directly approached the police,” Karad said. Karad also said that the college had informed the parents of the student for further action.

MBAs cry ragging, but Amity in denial

Two first year MBA students of Amity University have accused a group of seniors of beating them up for not addressing them as "sir". Police and the university have denied it was ragging. Sachin Chauhan and his brother, Amit Chauhan, who live in Sector 48 here, had gone to meet the director when they were beaten up on Monday.

"When we were waiting for our turn, 10 of our seniors came. They took us to a corner and asked us to call them 'sir'," said Sachin. "When we refused, they started beating us up. No one came to our rescue. Faculty members watched from a distance but didn't intervene," he alleged. Security guards and friends broke up the fight. Sachin called police but by then the group had fled.

The police took the two to the district hospital, where Sachin was given five stitches to the forehead. Amit's face has been bruised. The police have registered a case but not of ragging. SP Yogesh Singh accepted that the two were beaten up for not addressing seniors as 'sir' but said it was not ragging. The university took the same line. "This is not a case of ragging. The brawl started between two groups while practicing for a mega sporting event to be held Tuesday," spokesperson Savita Mehta said.

It was a minor dispute and a student had been suspended, she said, adding a panel would look into the matter. Ragging is banned across the country and government has said it should be dealt with sternly.

4 students suspended for 'ragging'

Ludhiana, October 26 Four students of the College of Nursing of Christian Medical College (CMC) allegedly took sedatives after they were suspended for six months by the Principal for their alleged involvement in a quarrel with a student.

However, the police has confirmed that it had received a complaint of ragging from the student. The four BSc second-year students have been identified as Danial, Michal, Sahil and Suraj. They were taken to the CMC after they allegedly fell unconscious. According to the hospital authorities, the students were out of danger. Brij Mohan, SHO, Division No. 3 police station, while confirming the development, said he had received a complaint from a student, Deepak, stating that he had been subjected to ragging.

However, Sister Panama, Principal of the College of Nursing, ruled out that the students were involved in ragging. "I want to make it clear that the four students who were suspended today were not involved in ragging. Instead, they were involved in a quarrel with another student. During an internal inquiry, the four students were found guilty and action was taken against them.

Their parents were asked to report at the college. However, the parents refused to accept the suspension letter of their wards and threatened to drag the college authorities to court. Later, I came to know that the four students consumed sedatives and were reportedly taken to a hospital." Not ruling out foul play, Sister Panama said it could be a tactic by the students to exert pressure on the college authorities.

 The suspended students did not speak on the issue. Sources said the incident took place five days ago when the four students allegedly "hurled comments" at Deepak in a hostel. Deepak reported the matter to the college authorities. The college authorities formed a committee to probe the matter. Deepak also lodged a complaint with the police.

MSU professor held for ragging student

Mayur Gupta of architecture dept allegedly joined a group of students in ragging a first-year student A faculty member at M S University of Baroda was on Saturday arrested for allegedly ragging, along with senior students of his department, a junior student on the campus, police said.

 “Prof Mayur Gupta of the Department of Architecture was apprehended on charges of ragging first-year student Harshvardan Sutariya on the campus,” Sayajigunj Police Inspector A B Saiyed said. “We have recorded statements of officials of the architecture department as the part of investigations and arrested Gupta under sections 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement), 143 (punishment for being a member of unlawful assembly), 203 (K) (giving false information respecting an offence committed) of Indian Penal Code (IPC),” he said.

 The incident came to light after Harshvardhan’s father Ramesh Murar Sutariya filed a complaint with police two days ago. Police said a video clip showing the ragging incident involving Gupta and senior students, including a girl, was submitted by the complainant, besides other documents including recordings of conversations on Harshvardhan’s mobile phone. Besides Gupta, five students Parth Patel, Nirmal Shah, Vivek Panchal, Kunal Patel and Nisha Panchal are also named in the complaint, Saiyed said. According to police, Harshvardhan’s seniors asked him to perform “obscene” acts on the campus.

Cold Response Of GMCH, Ajni Police Towards Ragging On Campus

Nagpur News: In a case that has highlighted administrative apathy towards ragging in the city, Nidhi Yadav, a third year medical college student at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) has her hand wrapped in bandages thanks to alleged bullying and manhandling by her senior, Rahul Khambalkar.

The incident took place on Saturday, over a minor misunderstanding about a comment on social networking site Facebook. Despite repeated complaints by her parents and classmates, the college administration has allegedly done nothing beyond promising the setting up of a committee to inquire into the matter. It has almost been a week since the incident, and no action has been taken.

The Ajni police have also been dragging its steps, having refrained from filing an FIR till Friday afternoon. “We were told that no case could be filed till we submit a medical report proving the harassment”, said Mrs. Vidya Yadav, the victim’s mother, “The casualty department of the college, where she was taken after the incident, has not given us a report yet.

We tried to get in touch with the doctor who checked her, but in vain”. The helpless parents then sought the help of the Nagpur wing of National Students Union of India (NSUI). The NSUI took the victim’s parents to Ajni police station yet again to file a complaint, and also called in the local media. “With UCN and Sahara Samay covering the news, the police finally conceded to file an FIR this afternoon”, NSUI officials told Nagpur Today,

“We questioned the GMCH administration’s need to constitute a fresh committee, since each college is already supposed to have an anti- ragging committee in place. Our questions were left unanswered”. Nagpur Today is in possession of the complaint letter given to the college Dean on Tuesday. The letter has been signed by fifteen of Nidhi’s BPMT batchmates. The letter has clearly had no impact on the college administration. The hospital’s Public Relations Officer (MBBS Department) categorically denied any knowledge of the incident.

Police book 3 students in ragging case

 LUCKNOW: Three students of Government Ayurvedic College, Talkatora Road were booked by the police on Thursday, for allegedly ragging their junior students. The incident was reported to local Bazarkhala police station following which a case was lodged, and Vikas Chowdhary (2006 batch), Upendra Nath (2008 batch) and Shashikant (2006 batch) have been charged under Section 5 of the Prevention of Ragging Act. The complainant of the case is Ujjwal Shivhare, a first year student of the college residing at the student hostels situated on the campus. Shivhare had alleged that he had been ragged earlier by the same, trio but he had ignored the matter.

According to police the three seniors who too happen to be hostellers, supposedly abused and teased their juniors on regular basis. On Thursday the matter took an ugly turn when they slapped Shivhare and asked him to stand on the bench for hours. Shivhare was supported by 16 more students of his batch who also told the police about the menace.

 The three seniors in their defence claimed that the incident had been overplayed and their acts were not as extreme in nature as they have been made out to be in the police complaint. Meanwhile, the police said that investigations will be carried out in the matter and if required, the students will be arrested.

BAMS student suspended for ragging in Kurukshetra

KURUKSHETRA: The management of Sri Krishna Ayurvedic College on Monday placed a senior BAMS student for allegedly forcing juniors to dance after disrobing themselves in the hostel. Identified as Chetan Yadav, a resident of Mahendergarh district, the student has been barred from attending the classes.

The college authorities are in the process of identifying others who accompanied Chetan during the Saturday night incident, sources said. Eight juniors -- Ravinder Saini, Sumit Saini, Amit, Gaurav, Rajguru, Mukteshwar, Pankaj and Dinesh -- had lodged a complaint against Chetan before the college authorities. According to complainant students, Chetan had managed to escape from the hostel before police could reach the hostel on getting a call in the anti-ragging cell.

 "We had a called up anti-ragging cell of police when seniors started troubling us. Police did come, but he managed to escape from the hostel,'' an aggrieved student said. College principal V V Chhikara remained inaccessible for media. Hostel warden Surender Sehrawat however confirmed the suspension of Chetan Yadav. "The principal is out of station. We can only say that the college has suspended a student, against whom a ragging complaint was received,'' said Sehrawat.

He, however, expressed inability to comment further. Kuruksehtra SP Rakesh Arya confirmed the incident, but maintained that police have not got any complaint so far. "Our SHO had visited the spot. No case was registered as neither the victim students nor the college authorities lodged any formal complaint against anybody regarding the incident,'' said Arya.

6 students expelled for ragging

Oct 13, 2012, 11.28PM IST TNN[ B Sridhar ] JAMSHEDPUR: Galudih-based private college Bihar Association College of Engineering and Technology (BACET) expelled six students on Saturday who were found guilty of ragging a junior student of the college. The students were informed about their expulsion following an inquiry committee report which found them guilty.

College chairman, B N Chaudhary, said, "Out of the six students, two have been debarred for a period of one year while the rest four have been asked not to appear for the next semester examination." Mohit Kumar and Abhay Kumar, residents of Jamshedpur, Prashant Kumar, resident of Khunti district, Rajendra Murmu of Bokaro district, Abhishek Kumar of Giridih and Keshav Kumar of West Champaran district (Bihar) have been expelled from the college.

They have been expelled following the October 4 incident in which Rakesh Gupta, a first year mechanical engineering student, was hospitalized after he was assaulted and ragged by a group of second year students within the college premises. Subsequent to the incident, Gupta, a resident of Jamshedpur, lodged an FIR against the accused students at the Galudih police station and also registered a complaint with the Anti-Ragging Cell (ARC) in Delhi. Following the ARC directive, the college conducted an internal inquiry and found six students guilty .

 The college authorities also said that the six students have been asked to vacate the college hostel with immediate effect. "Tough action will alone deter the students from indulging in such activities in the future," said a college faculty.


The police arrested four B.Tech second year students on charges of ragging and attacking their juniors at a shopping mall at Maddilapalem in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday night.

Inspector of III Town Police Station J Lakshmana Murthy said a group of six B.Tech second year students came to CMR Central shopping mall in the city last night and found their juniors of around ten persons shopping. Irate that their juniors also came to the same mall, senior students forcibly took cash from the juniors and fled the mall.

Acting on a complaint lodged by victims, the police arrested four second-year students on charges of ragging. A case has been registered against the students under Section 4 of the Andhra Pradesh Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1997. The police produced the accused students at the Fourth Additional Chief Metropolitan court today, where the judge dismissed their bail petition.

Assam college takes action againt 16 students for ragging

Guwahati : Acting strictly against ragging, a college in Assam's Barpeta district Thursday expelled 16 students from its hostel for torturing junior students in the guise of ragging, college officials said. Authorities of the Baushi Banikanta Kakati College, located at Nagaon area, have also dismissed three college staff and suspended the superintendent of the college hostel for not taking the matter seriously when informed by the victims.

The Barpeta police is likely to register a case in the incident. "Junior students of the hostel - the new comers - were subjected to severe mental as well as physical torture in the boys hostel by the seniors. However, on Sunday it reached peak when the senior students tonsured the head of eight boarders," said a senior teacher. Although the parents of the victim students intimated this to the hostel superintendent, yet nothing was done, the teacher added.

On Monday the victim students and their parents informed the local media of the incident. The parents condemned the incident as the Hindus tonsure their heads only when their parents die and complained that the senior students hurt their religious sentiments. "The Governing Body of the college instituted a three-member inquiry committee immediately, which submitted its report today (Thursday). Based on the inquiry report, all the 16 senior boarders of the college hostel were expelled from the hostel.

Three other staff of the college including two hostel cooks have also been discharged from their duties today," said a senior faculty member. "The superintendent of the college hostel K.P. Baruah was also discharged from his post as he did not take action against the erring students even though the victims brought the matter to his notice," said the faculty member.

 Barpeta's Superintendent of Police G.V. Shivaprasad said that police came to know about the incident through media reports. "The college authorities have not informed police of the matter. However, I have already sent my officers to gather the information about the case," he said and added that even if the college does not register a complaint, police will file itself file a case regarding the incident. "Ragging is a cognizable offence and we are not going to leave it," said the SP.

Jadavpur University student quits after severe ragging

An engineering student of the Jadavpur University has filed a police complaint, alleging he had to leave the university because of severe ragging at the hands of senior students in the hostel where he was staying.

Siddhanta Mundra, a second year student of mechanical engineering, said in the FIR lodged with the Kandi police station in Murshidabad district, where he resides, that he could hardly attend classes because of torture inflicted on him. Kandi IC Sunoyon Basu on Thursday confirmed having received the complaint on October 1.

Mundra stated in the FIR that as he was even forced to take drugs, he shifted to a private mess from the hostel. But his ordeal did not stop there, he complained, as he was threatened with dire consequences. The student's father Ramesh Chandra Mundra said that his son had even received a threat letter at the mess and that he was at the beck and call of senior students.

Dean of Jadavpur university Rajat Roy said Mundra did not inform the authorities before leaving. However, Roy said, "But we want him back in the university. He is a meritorious student. The university authorities will do everything to support him. All he has to do is come to us."

Roy also advised the student's father to lodge a complaint with the university and register a general diary at the Jadavpur police station. The father, however, alleged that he had gone to the Jadavpur police station, but his complaint was not registered. Even the university authorities refused to accept any written complaint, he added.

AU students expelled on ragging charges

Ten senior students of Allahabad University were expelled on Tuesday for an alleged ragging incident, which involved them making a video clip of juniors by forcing them to perform sexual acts with puffed dolls and sit-ups. The central university has also forwarded a report to the police for registration of FIR against the accused students.

The incident occurred in the A.N. Jha hostel on 3 October, 2012 and came into light past midnight on Monday when some first year inmates handed out the recorded clip to the media. According to hostel inmates, they were forced to perform unwarranted tasks and use foul language, while being mentally harassed. A senior student who had guided the ragging victims to lodge a complaint with the hostel administration was allegedly also roughed up by his batch mates.

The inmates add that since the administration did not take any action then, they decided to approach the media and police. However, according to University authorities, the accused 2 and 3 year students were suspended from the hostel and given show cause notices by the superintendent on Monday night.

Proctor Mata Amber Tiwari told The Hindu that action was taken immediately after the matter came into their knowledge and the guilty students had been suspended for a year with immediate effect after a decision by the Proctoral board and Dean of Student Welfare.

Mr. Tiwari added if the expelled students were to get re-admitted in future, they would be denied admission into any hostel run by the University or its Trust. Warden Sanjoy Saxena said the incident could be a fallout of the recently concluded Allahabad University Students’ Union elections and inquiries were on to ascertain the identity of the students “actually involved in the ragging.”

 “It’s an act of chicanery, to defame this reputed hostel and get even over their loss in the elections. We still cannot ascertain whether the students involved were bonafide students or outsiders,” said Mr. Saxena. According to inmates, the hostel would be frequented by members of some student outfits and the juniors would have difficulty to identity who the actual “seniors” were.

High court issues notice to CMC principal

LUDHIANA: Taking cognizance of a petition filed by a suspended warden and assistant professor of Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), here, the Punjab and Haryana high court issued a notice of motion for November 2 to the college principal. A 150-page petition under Article 226/227 was filed by Dr Robert James on October 4 wherein he said the CMC administration ignored his complaint of ragging in boys' hostel and that instead of acting against the accused boys, the principal and the administration suspended him from his duties of warden of Ross Boys' Hostel.

On September 5, Dr James had raised the ragging issue in the media. He had said that a few senior students and members of the student council ragged junior medical students of the hostel under the pretext of orientation programme and misbehaved with him too. He added that he had submitted a written complaint against two boys to principal Dr S M Bhatti and the governing body, but it went unheeded. He then reported the July 25 matter to the senior functionaries, but still no action was taken.

 The college management, however, said after the wardenship was taken away from him, he started making the allegations. They added that the junior students never complained of ragging in the hostel.

Engineering diploma student alleges ragging

AMBALA: A student of diploma in engineering in a private polytechnic on Friday accused his seniors of ragging by disrobing him under the garb of introduction session in institute premises in Mullana township of Ambala.

In his complaint lodged with Mullana police station, the victim, a student of Shivalik Polytechnic, also accused senior students, studying in final year of various branches of engineering, of thrashing him and making casteist remarks when he resisted their pressure on Friday. "The seniors have forced me to take off pants four times in the recent past.

I was forced to lodge the complaint as things went to extreme levels today," the victim said in his complaint. "Fear of parents, who would have asked me to stay back at home, forced me to tolerate the wrongs by seniors for a long time,", the victim told this reporter, while referring to reasons for delay in filing the complaint. When contacted, inspector Ranbir Singh, station house officer (SHO) of Mullana police station, confirmed receipt of the complaint. "Currently, we are in Naraingarh for election duty in connection with Youth Congress elections.

My colleagues have discussed the complaint with me. We have started investigations and appropriate action will follow," he said. Principal of the polytechnic, N K Puri, however expressed ignorance about the incident. "We have not received any complaint from the victim or his family members so far. We observe zero tolerance towards incidents like ragging. Secondly, we are duty-bound to take action following court orders in this regard," he said.

Hisar ragging: Student thrashed, ends up in hospital

Hisar: A student of second year, Civil Diploma course in Shivalik Sikshan Sansthan, Hisar has alleged that he was subjected to ragging.

Ravindra Kumar has complained that his seniors misbehaved with him ever since he enrolled in the course. Kumar claims that he complained to the authorities in his institute but no action was taken. Talking to Bhaskar News, Kumar said he hails from a poor family and he lost his father in 2010.

He tolerated his seniors’ bad behavior towards him as he didn’t want to disrupt studies, he further said. On Thursday, Kumar was writing his session papers when he received a call asking him to come downstairs. When he went downstairs, a student took him outside the college on a bike. There, Kumar was surrounded by around a dozen students who thrashed him. Ravindra has told police that the students abused him and called him caste-names.

He fell unconscious and Kumar’s friends took him to a nearby hospital when they found him. Ravindra said earlier, he has been asked to pull down his trousers several times in the college.

Engineering student attempts suicide, alleges ragging by seniors

 “They were treating me as a ward boy. Besides, they used to order me to complete their paper work”

 DURGAPUR, 4 OCT: A first-year engineering student allegedly attempted suicide because of ragging by four seniors. After receiving complaints from the college authorities, police have begun investigating. None of the accused has been arrested yet.

Mr Pintu Majumdar, student at a private college in Raniganj, had lodged a complaint through the National Anti-Ragging Cell’s toll-free number in New Delhi last Saturday. The Cell sought an explanation from the college authorities on Wednesday.

The college immediately lodged a complaint with police. Mr Majumdar, a resident of Ghola in North 24-Parganas alleged that four third-year students ~ Mr Pronoy Das, Mr Bappa Ghanti, Mr Sourabh Karmakar and Mr Snehasis Ghosh ~ had been mentally and physically torturing him for the past few days.

He said: “This had become unbearable, so I attempted suicide to be free of it all."Mr Majumdar said: “They were treating me as a ward boy. Besides, they used to order me to complete their paper work.” The

University Grant Commission meanwhile, has made it clear in its latest explanation on ragging last July: “Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students will constitute ragging.”

The Asansol-Durgapur Police, meanwhile, hasn’t booked anyone for ragging, said Mr Suresh Kumar Chadivi, ADCP (Central).

Seven students suspended for ragging

 Varanasi: As many as seven students of Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Banaras Hindu University (BHU) have been barred from attending classes and their registrations have been cancelled for the current semester over ragging charges.

 The Anti-Ragging Committee of IIT BHU found Harsh Kumar Lath, Rishabh Mishra, Rahul Mishra, Manish Jindal, Harshit Gupta, Ashish Yadav and Sahil Sirohi of Dhanrajgiri hostel guilty of being involved in a well-planned case of ragging. Prateek Mukhija, a first year student of Electrical Engineering had on September 11 registered a complaint regarding ragging on the mobile phone of the chairman of Anti-Ragging Squad.

The students who were found involved in the case have also been suspended from the hostel for the current semester while a penalty of Rs 5,000 has been imposed on each of them. They will also be barred from academic privileges such as sitting for campus interviews.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Alleged ragging in NUJS bans third-year student from representing college

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata recently banned a third-year student from representing the school in any sort of extracurricular and external activities this academic year, after allegations of ragging shook the school again.

 A first-year law student and his parents had complained against this particular senior back in July, saying that he has made the junior bring him food and make unnecessary speeches.

 The NUJS authorities, including NUJS Vice Chancellor Ishwara Bhatt and three faculty members had started an inquiry after receiving the complaints.

In August, the senior apologized in writing, which made the junior withdraw his complaint. The inquiry committee however continued with the investigation and finally decided to take this step against the senior. GyanCentral had reported against alleged ragging at law schools before this, but nobody came out in the open to confirm it.

 When GyanCentral spoke to registrar of NUJS, Dr.Surajit C Mukhopadhyay, he confirmed the news..

Allegations of ragging in NUJS and few other law schools were made me sometime in July this year. While some juniors anonymously agreed about it, some completely refuted the claims.

 NUJS appointed a student counsellor Barnali Ghosh earlier this month

Ragging charges and cock & bull story

It all began with a drunken brawl at a college in Vidyarananyapura on Thursday. A student got injured and filed a police complaint on the same day. His rival filed a counter complaint at a different police station on Friday, accusing him of ragging. It took some time for the police to sift through the confusion.

Rahul Kumar Singh, 19, studying first year BBM lodged a complaint at Vidyarananyapura police station that his seniors had ragged him. He said they were forcing him to strip and when he objected, he was stabbed with a screw driver and beaten.

Vidyaranyapura police inspector BP Prasad said they initially believed him and registered a case of assault, ragging and also criminal intimidation against another student, identified as Praveen Kumar.

 Singh had also created an alibi, identified as Sanjay, and stated that he too was forced by the the accused to do the same.

A team of officials swung into action and nabbed the accused for questioning. The whole incident turned out to be a farce when the ‘accused’ informed them that he was in fact the victim and had already filed a case with New Yelahanka Town police.

 After contacting their counterparts at Yelahanka, they realised thatRahul has filed a false complaint and have decided to take legal action in this regard.

Case against 5 law students for assault

Five students of the Government Law College here have been booked for allegedly assaulting one of their juniors using stones and other weapons near the college campus, during an alleged ragging session.

Based on a complaint from second-year student C Raja (19), Vadavalli police registered a case against five of his seniors under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), on Thursday. However, the anti-ragging Act was not invoked in this incident.

“The complainant says that he was hit with stones by five of his seniors as he did not salute them and refused to give them money.

However, there was already a conflict between two groups of students in the college and we are investigating the complaint to ascertain its veracity,” a police officer here said.

The five students were identified as Eswaran, Alaguraja, Manoharan, Chelladurai and Malarmannan. Police were yet to arrest them.

“Recently, a security guard of the college and a hotelier near the campus was beaten up by a few students.

The students also ransacked the roadside hotel. Owing to this, there was an enmity between two groups of students and we are probing whether the latest complaint is only to settle scores between them or it was genuine,” police sources said.

Meanwhile, shopkeepers and hoteliers near the campus have decided to stage a one-day hunger strike on Saturday at the Marudhamalai bus terminus, condemning the alleged assault on the hotel by the law college students.

Ragging: Case filed

The Museum Police have registered a case of ragging, on the basis of a complaint submitted by a first year LLB student of the Government Law College here against SFI activists.

An FIR was filed after S S Vishnu, a dalit student submitted a complaint through the college principal, alleging that he was subjected to physical assault and verbal abuse by a group of SFI activists senior to him, after he refused to contribute Rs 500 as demanded.

The complaint says that the activists snatched Rs 100 from him. He was directed to pay the rest of the demanded money, but on finding that it was not forth coming, he was attacked, it is alleged.

Indore: Students suspended for ragging junior

Indore: Two students have been suspended from hostel for their involvement in the ragging case of first year management student of Institute of Management Studies (IMS) on Saturday.

Just a day after the ragging incident of first IMS student was reported to Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya (DAVV), the proctorial board of the university suspended Dhanendra Phalavi (IMS) and Nitendra Merkom (IIPS) students of the JCB Boy's hostel for thrashing and injuring their junior student.

The proctorial board has decided to suspend the duo from the hostel for the remaining duration of their course at the university.

"The board has decided that the senior students who have been found guilty of thrashing Vikalp (ragging victim) should be suspended from the hostel. It is on the basis of the report submitted by the anti-ragging squad," said DAVV public information officer Dr M S Parmar.

The guilty students will be suspended from their classes until the enquiry of the university is over. The second proctorial board meeting will be held on September 26."A further enquiry is going to be held in this case for ensuring justice. Till the time that enquiry is on, the guilty students will be suspended from their institute," said Parmar.

Viklap Nagale, an MBA (marketing management) student of IMS who hails from Chhindwara district Madhya Pradesh, was beaten up by his seniors and batch mates with belts and sticks after he refused to switch off the light of his room late night on Thursday.

Vikalp's friends at the hostel said that he was troubled by his seniors ever since he came to the hostel a month ago.

Eight students expelled for ragging

Eight senior students of Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA), Sector 12, have been expelled from their hostel and debarred from attending classes for a month on charges of ragging. These students are Abhi Garg, Saurabh Singh, Raghav, Parthiv Das, Siddharth, Sanchit, Sashank and Raktim. Four of them study in the third year, three in the second and one in final year.

They allegedly indulged in ragging of five students of the first year the whole of Monday night. Following complaints by them on anti-ragging helpline numbers, a preliminary inquiry was held which found the five students were subjected to ragging at the boys’ hostel.

 College sources said the guilty students will have to repeat the semester as they will not be able to complete 75 per cent attendance because they have been ordered to stay away from classes for a month.

College Principal Pradeep Bhagat said, “Strict action was taken against the guilty students soon after we received the complaint from the victimised students. Eight students have been suspended from the college for a month and from the hostel forever.”

The five first-year students have been asked to shift to rooms on the ground floor of the hostel with a view to preventing ragging in the future.

 Sources said on Monday night many senior students living in the boys’ hostel came back from Delhi after taking part in a contest. These seniors then called five students of the first year from the first floor of the hostel and started ragging them. They were asked to sing, dance and do other objectionable activities. The ragging continued till morning the next day.

The junior students were threatened not to reveal these things to the authorities. But some students gathered courage and the issue reached the authorities.

Seniors ‘beat up’ Mahim college pupil

MUMBAI: A month after six students of a Bandra college were suspended for ragging their juniors, a first-year student of Mahim's St Xavier's Institute of Engineering has registered a complaint against two second-year diploma students of the college for allegedly bashing him up.

The Mahim police, on Monday, registered a non-cognizable complaint against the two accused.

"My son was beaten up twice in seven days by the two seniors. After the second incident, my son stopped going to college," said Maria Perreira, mother of the first-year student. According to complaint, the victim was beaten up by the two outside the college canteen on September 21. "What is the guarantee that my son will not be beaten up again? I had to ask for help from the police," she added.

"We recorded the complainant's statement and according to him, the fight started after a carom game. We have registered a non-cognizable complaint as of now," said an official at Mahim police station.

Perreira, along with some Yuva Sena members, also visited the college authorities to demand justice for her son. "My son had also been receiving threatening calls from the two and ever since, he hasn't stepped out of the house," the mother said.

 College principal Shivaji Ghungrad took note of the complaint and has asked the three students and their parents to come for a meeting on Tuesday.

"I have spoken to the second-year students as well as the complainant. We will meet them on Tuesday and discuss the matter. It's not serious and we will solve it on Tuesday," said Ghungrad. He also added that if need be, they will start counselling for both parties. "We will also thoroughly check the backgrounds of these students before taking any decision," added Ghungrad.

30 students held for ragging

 The police arrested 30 students of the Universal Engineering College, Vallivattom, for ragging juniors on Tuesday.

The police said that they acted on a complaint filed by the college principal N Premachandran stating that some students had ragged juniors on the college premises.

The complaint said the students assaulted the juniors when they arrived at the college by car on Sept14. “They beat them up and damaged the door of the vehicle. Besides, the senior students also threatened to kill them if they dared to come to the college again by car,” the police said. Following this, the anti-ragging committee of the college conducted a probe into the issue and found the senior students guilty.

Rai school suspends 21 students on ragging charges

SONIPAT: The Motilal Nehru Sports school at Rai village of Sonipat district, has suspended 21 hostellers for harassing junior students. It had suspended three students on Friday, hours after some 40 students who had left the hostel, fearing harassment at the hands of their seniors, were found and brought back after an overnight search. The school suspended 18 others on Sunday.

 Preliminary inquiry has revealed that 18 more students of classes 11 and 12 had been threatening students of class 9, school director-cum-principal V K Varma said on Sunday. "The school will take strong action against anyone found involved in ragging or any kind of indiscipline, be it students or employees. I am waiting for the completion of the inquiry into the incident," he said.

Student files ragging complaint to settle scores

AHMEDABAD: A student of Parul Pharmacy College, Vadodara, filed a complaint of allegedly being beaten up by his seniors at the highest level on the anti-ragging helpline of the University Grants Commision (UGC). Later, when the UGC ordered an inquiry, the boy did a volte face and said that he had reported a false complaint to settle personal enmity.

The boy, a first year student of pharmacy, had earlier said in his complaint to the UGC that his seniors united under a gang called 'Parul gang', summoned him behind the administration building of the college and bashed him up. The student alleged that the gang members also broke his specs. He said he had complained to the principal of the college who did not file a formal complaint. Fearing that his harassment would continue, he filed a complaint with UGC's 24-hour anti-ragging helpline.

 Following the complaint, the UGC directed both the college as well as GTU to inquire into the matter and send a report within 24 hours. The registrar of GTU said that action would be taken once the report is submitted.

However, the student later withdrew the complaint and changed his story, claiming that he was being harassed by security personnel and not his seniors. In a letter submitted to the UGC, the student wrote, "The complaint registered on the ragging incident did not actually fall under the criteria of ragging, and indiscipline of security personnel is not ragging. So l wish to withdraw my complaint which was done in anger. I did not approach the anti-ragging committee on campus or the college though there is a prominent display of notice boards announcing the same. There were no student gangs in Parul, the security personnel are those responsible for this incident."

Rajesh K S, principal of the college, said the incident was merely a disciplinary issue between the student and the security staff which was due to the student's undisciplined behavior towards security personnel.

"The student had just submitted a complaint against the external security personnel that was totally unrelated to ragging", the principal said.

College student hospitalised after being ragged

 A first year student of a city Arts college has been hospitalised after he was badly beaten up allegedly by his seniors during ragging, police said.

The youth, admitted to the Government Hospital with injuries on his face and eyes, claimed he was hit with a plastic pipe by some students he knew last night without any provocation.

Based on his complaint, an FIR was filed against the students, they said.

 Police said they are also verifying whether the college has formed an anti-ragging committee, as made mandatory by the Bharathiar University

 Meanwhile, heated arguments broke out between some doctors and mediapersons over taking visuals of the student at the hospital and a senior doctor reportedly manhandled a cameraman of a Tamil TV Channel.

However, another senior doctor and police intervened and sorted out the issue, they said.

'Ragging' in wake of donation collection for Ganesh Chaturthi

 INDORE: Students of Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science ( SGSITS) have allegedly registered complaints of bullying by their senior in hostel campus.

 The students alleged that seniors are forcing them to indulge into donation collection for Ganesh Chathurthi. Though the issue had surfaced on Monday too, the authorities had claimed to pacify the protests, which was actually was not.

 On Tuesday night, institute authorities again denied permission for collection of donation for the festival, which in turn resulted in ruckus on the campus for nearly four hours.

 On Tuesday, Warden Rakesh Saxena informed the hostellers that the institute authorities were against collection of donations for Ganesh Chaturthi and it should be stopped immediately.

 The reason behind it was stated to be complaints of bullying of second year students by students of third year. Some parents reportedly informed the institute authorities that senior students had allegedly pressed their wards into the task of donation collection.

 Moved by the complaints of parents, the institute authorities asked the hostellers not to collect donations.

 To this, the students created chaos on the campus on Tuesday night.

Twist in Christian Medical College ragging drama LUDHIANA:

In another twist in the ragging allegation case in one of the hostels of Christian Medical College (CMC), the college has denied that any such incident had occurred on the campus.

 Former warden of Ross hostel Dr Robert James has alleged in his complaint to CMC administration that senior students and members of the students council had ragged new batch students in the garb of an orientation programme and misbehaved with him, but there hasn't been any such complaint by the juniors themselves.

 James said he had submitted a written complaint against two boys from the students council to principal Dr S M Bhatti and to the governing body, but nobody paid heed to his complaint. "I then reported the ragging issue, which happened on July 25, to the senior administration members, but the students faced no action at all," he added.

 The management, however, is surprised why James brought the matter up after he was relieved from the responsibility of warden on September 5.

 CMC principal Dr S M Bhatti told TOI, "The boys had gathered for a formal orientation programme at the hostel, which was mistaken by Dr Robert as an act of ragging." Bhatti added, "Moreover, Dr Robert had some personal issues regarding his promotion and his complaint is just a weapon to force the management to kneel down to his requirements."

 There have been no complaints by the juniors about any sort of ragging as mentioned by James in his complaint letter to the authorities, said Bhatti. James' letter also mentions that he was threatened by senior CMC officials that he will be chucked out permanently.

Ragging trauma lands class 11 Pune girl in hospital

Pune: Supriya (name changed), a Std XI student of MIT Junior College, has been admitted to hospital after an incident of alleged ragging by girls from her class left her in deep shock. The traumatised girl's parents have alleged that her classmates forced her to eat non-vegetarian food, used her new moped without her consent and even taunted her for not having a boyfriend.

 Following the incident, the parents withdrew Supriya's admission on August 29 and made a formal complaint before the junior college authorities, seeking stringent action against the girls responsible.

 "My daughter was studying in MIT college and for the last one month she was facing harassment by three of her classmates," Supriya's father said. "She suffered in silence for long, not uttering a single word at home or making any complaint to the class teacher or principal."


He said that over the one month of ragging Supriya went through, she was forced by the three girls from her class to do various humiliating things. "She was once asked to eat non-vegetarian food even though she is vegetarian," he said. "Her classmates took rides on her new moped without her consent and even teased her for not having a boyfriend. For the entire month of August she was going through these traumatic situations and finally in the last week of the month, she broke her silence and narrated the incident of ragging to us, which made us approach the police and the college." Supriya's father said the police asked them to first approach the college.

"We even approached the Kothrud police station and asked it to lodge a complaint, but the police asked us to approach the college authorities with our complaints and said that they (college authorities) should lodge a complaint in this case," he said. Police Inspector (Crime) S B Navale of the Kothrud police station said the parents of the girl had approached them, but according to the Anti-Ragging Act the college or school should form a committee and initiate an inquiry, after which if the accused students are found guilty the educational institution should lodge a complaint with the police.

 Inquiry panel

The college constituted a seven-member committee to investigate the matter on Monday. "The committee will look into the matter and will submit its report in the next seven days," MIT Junipr College Principal Dr Rohini Patwardhan said. "We have received a written complaint from the parents of the girl just yesterday, and before that we were totally unaware about the incident happening on our campus. We have to consider both sides."

 Patwardhan, who is the chairperson of the college inquiry committee, made the assurance that justice would prevail. Supriya was studying in 'A' division, which has the most meritorious students in Std XI of the college.

The accusations - The victim was forced to consume non-vegetarian food - Her new two-wheeler was used by her classmates without her consent. When the girl protested, she was beaten up in the college parking lot - The vicitm was teased by the accused over her not having a boyfriend

Sonipat varsity suspends seven student on ragging charges

 SONIPAT: The Deenbadhu Chhotu Ram university of Science and Technology, ( DCRUST) at Murthal in Sonipat district has suspended seven students following an alleged incident of ragging in the campus on Tuesday evening. 

According to information, two students -Anil Kumar of MBA and Prashant Kumar of Bio-Technology department complaint to the vice chancellor that some senior students had assaulted them with leather belts on the pretext of ragging. The victim students also went to the civil hospital for treatment of the injury marks inflicted due to being hit by the belts.

The registrar of the university RK Arora informed the mediapersons late on Tuesday night that varsity had taken action against seven students who were named by the victims. "The guilty students who are seniors of the victims have been suspended and also a probe has been assigned into the ragging incident," he said.

Student dismissed for ragging

 A third-year engineering student was dismissed from his college and six others suspended for a week on charges of ragging and assaulting a first-year student on the college premises in Ponmar, near Tambaram a few days ago.

 A note from the management of Prince Dr. K. Vasudevan College of Engineering and Technology, Ponmar, said the first-year student of mechanical engineering was ragged and assaulted by a group of third-year students from the same stream on August 28. Two days later, the anti-ragging committee of the college summoned the third-year student primarily responsible for the incident. However, the student did not turn up for the meeting following which his parents were asked to come to the college and briefed about their son’s involvement.

 On August 31, the student, along with his friends, disrupted classes forcing the management to inform the police who conducted discussions with the agitating senior students but to no avail. The anti-ragging committee was convened again and it was unanimously decided to dismiss the third-year student from the college and suspend six others for a week.

Ragging caught on camera in Andhra Pradesh college

 New Delhi: A college in Andhra Pradesh failed to take any action after videos surfaced showing students being kicked and pushed around; some are seen on camera being ordered to inflate condoms into balloons. The National Institute of Technology (NIT) says the videos were taken in February this year.

Officials say this was not a case of ragging, but a perverted celebration of a birthday. The videos were broadcast on a local television channel yesterday.

 The management of the college says the CD was given to the police, which did not file a case against any student seen because the incident did not involve juniors being exploited by older students. Technically, therefore, this was not a case of ragging, said the police.

The management of the college says that at the time, it had offered counselling sessions to students who were involved in or disturbed by the incident. The college insists that it has a committee made up of teachers and students who monitor cases and complaints of ragging.

Five Tripura University students expelled for ragging

 Agartala, Aug 5 (IANS): Five students of Tripura University here were expelled for assaulting several junior students in the hostel, officials said on Sunday. "Five students of the university were expelled after they physically tortured many junior students during the past one week in the institution's hostel.

The condition of one student was stated to be serious due to torture late Friday night and he was shifted to hospital," an official of the central university told reporters. Several other students received injuries during the ragging. The decision to expel the students was taken after the anti-ragging committee submitted its report to university vice chancellor Arunoday Saha, who was not available in Tripura for comment. "This is the first time that Tripura University has expelled five students after it was set up in 1987," an official said on condition of anonymity.

3 expelled from Sirsa school for ragging

 Taking action on a ragging complaint submitted by five students of Class 9, the management of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Odhan in Sirsa district has expelled three Class-11 students and suspended four others for a fortnight. According to the complaint, senior students treated the as servants, making them wash their clothes and utensils, besides bringing food from the mess.

When they defied the seniors' orders, the juniors were allegedly kicked and slapped. Raj Kumar, Rohtash, Subhash and two other students had given a written complaint to principal Gopal Krishan Mishra, seeking strict action against the erring students. Talking to Hindustan Times, Mishra said, "On the basis of the complaint, we have issued transfer certificates to three Class-11 students and given a strict warning to four others." Mishra added, "As per the complaint, the juniors were beaten up by senior students and made to do chores such as washing clothes.

We took the decision after consultation with higher school authorities and have banned the entry of senior students into the juniors' hostel at night. Sources said the action was taken after students accused their seniors of indulging in indecent behaviour, but the principal denied receiving any such complaint.

Knife attack after ragging

 Tamluk, Sept. 3: An engineering student in East Midnapore was slashed with a knife allegedly by seniors outside his college after he threatened to complain against them for ragging him.

Shubhro Samanta, a first-year student of electronics and instrumentation at the College of Engineering and Management in Kolaghat, said a group of senior students stopped him on the second day in college on August 29.

"Around eight to 10 seniors surrounded me and took me to a room near the library. There, they forced me to smoke cigarettes and told me that if I had to study in the college, I would have to take drugs. Then they abused me and also told me that if I wanted to attend the classes peacefully, I would have to learn abusive words," Shubhro said. Shubhro, 17, the son of a farmer and resident of Daspur in West Midnapore, stays with his aunt in Kolaghat.

"When I refused to utter the abuses, they slapped me repeatedly. I told them that if they continued to treat me in this way, I will report the matter to the college director. The seniors became angry and dragged me out of the campus. I was also told never to return to the college," Shubhro said. Senior high court lawyer Tapas Bhanja said that according to the West Bengal Prohibition of Ragging in Educational Institutions Act, 2000, a student found guilty of ragging could be jailed for a maximum of two years or fined Rs 5,000 or both.

Shubhro went for classes the next day and was stopped allegedly by the same group outside the main gate. "Just outside the campus, half a dozen youths, their faces covered with handkerchiefs, surrounded me. One of them attacked me with a knife. My left leg got slashed. Then he tried to slit my throat. I tried to stop him and my arms got slashed. The group said 'if you complain against us, we will murder you'. They told me never to return to the college. I believe the attackers were the seniors who had ragged me," he said. Shubhro today went to the Kolaghat police station and lodged an FIR. He also complained to the college director.

Ragging snowballs into kidnapping; seven held

Ragging of juniors by students of an engineering college in Gummidipoondi took an ugly turn and ended in the alleged kidnapping of one of the students. Thirumangalam police have arrested seven youngsters, including six students of the college and a former student, on charges including kidnap and assault. Speaking to The Hindu, Frank D. Ruban, Thirumangalam inspector, said tension erupted between third and final-year students of RMK Engineering College in Kavarappettai, on the campus, after the final-year students repeatedly ragged their juniors. “To put an end to this situation prevailing for a long time, third-year students Bharat (20) and Ramasubbu Reddy (20) went to meet fourth-year student Manoj Kumar (21) in his flat in Anna Nagar on Wednesday,” Mr. Ruban added. But as soon as they reached there, Manoj along with his classmates Navin (21), Pavan (21) and Srinivasa Teja, a former student of RMK College, assaulted Bharat and Ramasubbu and chased them away.

The enraged juniors and their classmates Rahul Reddy (20), along with some men called in from their village in Andhra Pradesh, went to Manoj’s flat on Friday. The group found Manoj’s brother Bharat Kumar (19) and his friends Vishnuvardhan (19) and Kousal Reddy (19) in the flat and assaulted them. They kidnapped Bharat Kumar hoping that his brother would come looking for him. The youngsters were heading towards Andhra Pradesh. “After realising that police were on the lookout for them, Bharat, Ramasubbu and Rahul returned to the city with Bharat Kumar. We intercepted them at Shanti Colony early on Saturday. Bharat Kumar was rescued,” Mr. Ruban said. Following a complaint by Bharat Kumar, police arrested Bharat, Ramasubbu and Rahul on charges of kidnap, while senior students Manoj, Navin, Pavan and ex-student Srinivasa Teja were arrested for assault.

The students were lodged in Saidapet sub-jail and Teja was sent to Puzhal prison. However, R.M. Kishore, vice chairman, RMK Engineering College, said the incident was not a case of ragging and was only an outcome of personal animosity between the students. “It occurred outside the college campus, and after college hours. It has nothing to do with the college,” he said, adding that the institute had an anti-ragging committee that checked for cases on the campus. “Ragging is strictly prohibited on our campus and offenders are dealt with very strictly.” Keywords: Gummudipoondi kidnapping, ragging, anti-ragging laws, senior-junior relationship, college life

Jodhpur: Eight engg students suspended for ragging Jaipur:

Despite stringent laws, it seems, there is no fear among students who openly and fearlessly rag new students. Cracking the whip on senior students, the anti-ragging and disciplinary committee of the MBM Engineering College, Jodhpur suspended eight students on Friday for allegedly ragging freshers. The college administration is also searching for other students involved in ragging. Notably, senior students ragged a few newcomers on August 27 (Monday) near the Swarn Jayanti Park.

During ragging, a team of reporters reached the spot and published a report in newspapers the next day. On this, vice-chancellor Prof BS Rajpurohit ordered an inquiry into the matter and action against the mischief students. Later, on Thursday, in the meeting of college administration it was decided that five hostellers and three general students should be suspended for ragging freshers in Swarn Jayanti Park.

 On Friday, chief proctor Prof Bhimsingh Chauhan taking strict action against them ordered to suspend the students who were allegedly involved in ragging juniors. “We have ordered suspension of eight the students. Further action will be taken after the inquiry is done,” said Prof Bhimsingh Chauhan. Meanwhile, those suspended for ragging newcomers in the hostel premises include Chetan Sharma, Ankur Innani, Vinay Agarwal, Nikhil Goyal and Kashish Garg. Likewise, three others suspended for ragging near the Swarn Jayanti Park are Kapil Dev Singhal, Sanjay Kumar Saraswat and Vinay Agarwal.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

No action against ragging accused, UIET recommends suspension

In the alleged ragging case reported on Thursday in the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET), the disciplinary committee is yet to decide whether the case was of ragging or not. After a student, Gaurav Chowdhary, reported that he had been ragged and assaulted by Dharmendra Bishnoi, another student of UIET, about 50 other students had also given a written complaint against him to the DSW. A disciplinary committee was formed by UIET director Renu Vig to look into the matter.

After the committee’s meeting on Friday, Vig said that only second-year students, who had signed the complaint, turned up for verification. She said, “Ragging is usually done against freshers. Therefore, an anti-ragging action cannot be taken against Dharmendra.” However, she added that Dharmendra’s actions were bullish towards other students and a written recommendation had been sent to the DSW, stating that he should be suspended from attending classes.

The DSW, however, said that he had not received any written intimation yet. Dharmendra, who was arrested on Thursday, was produced before the SDM (Central) and released on bail.

Three suspended from government medical college for ragging first year post-graduate student

SURAT: Authorities at the government medical college (GMC) have suspended three students on the charges of having ragged a junior. The three had allegedly mentally and physically harassed a first year post graduate student during the last one month. Some of the junior doctors and faculty members are of the opinion that the case is being covered up due to political pressure. Following repetitive mental and physical torture, Pratik Katariwala of surgery department had submitted a written complaint to the dean of GMC G R Patel earlier this week. An inquiry was initiated in the matter.

Finding the allegations true, Imran Shaikh, a third year post graduate surgery student was suspended for two years from the college. Two others Bhushan Kharche and Shailesh Patel, both second year post graduate students of the same department were suspended for one year each. "Medical reports proved that the student was victimized by his seniors. Taking disciplinary actions the seniors were suspended from the college," said Patel. In the three incidents of ragging reported over the last two years, the GMC has not initiated legal action against the accused. In this case Katariwala got his medical examination done and filed a medico legal case. "We have not lodged a police complaint as the student had filed a medico legal case.

Now the police will do its work," said Patel. Sources within the GMC informed that one of the three accused has the support of a political leader from Uttar Pradesh and this is preventing GMC from taking legal action in the matter.

Class VIII student brutally ragged

Salboni, Aug 20 (ANI): In yet another shocking case of ragging, a class VIII student, Dipankar Mal was beaten up by five fellow students and was later locked up in his hostel room for two days in West Midnapore in West Bengal. Dipankar, a student at the Salboni High School in Salboni town alleged that he was ragged by his fellow students and was tortured with blades and sticks on the night of August 17. The boy's parents have admitted him in hospital and at present he is undergoing treatment. Speaking to media persons, the boy narrated the horrific incident and said that the five students had threatened to kill him and his father if he dared to tell this incident to someone.

Girl attempts suicide after alleged ragging in hostel

A 20-year-old student of a city-based college attempted suicide by consuming poison at her Goregaon hostel on Tuesday night. The girl alleges that constant ragging by her roommates had troubled her and unable to bear the torment, she decided to end her life. She was discharged from hospital yesterday, and has subsequently filed a complaint with the anti-ragging cell. Anita Pai (name changed), an orphan who was raised at a shelter managed by Sneha Sadan in Chembur, is a student of Nirmala Niketan College of Social Work, Churchgate, and is in her final year at the college. She alleges that after being ragged for a month by three of her roommates, she decided to take the drastic step.

After Pai consumed poison, she called up one of her friends who immediately alerted the police. Goregaon police arrived at the hostel and first took a semiconscious Pai to Bhagwati hospital, after which she was transferred to Sion hospital. The police had retrieved a suicide note from the girl’s pocket in which she wrote that she could not put up with the torture her roommates subjected her to, and hence wanted to end her life. “I had to miss a test in college that morning, as my roommates hid my cupboard key and I couldn’t get ready for college,” said Pai. “That very same night they verbally abused me and after putting up with similar harassment for a month I was fed up and decided to end my life,” she added. “My roommates knew I had consumed poison, but none of them came forward to help me,” said Pai. She further alleged that even after complaining to her college administration no action was taken against her roommates.

College authorities, however, contrary to the girls claim state that she harassed her roommates, as she is mentally unstable, and have sent her back to Sneha Sadan following the incident. “We have sent her back to the institute because of her misconduct in the past two to three days. Sneha Sadan had asked us to keep her in the hostel ever since she joined our college, but now we have decided not to let her stay here,” said Lidvin Dias, faculty member of the college. Geeta Balakrishnan, principal of the college, denied that Pai has been expelled from hostel or was even ragged. She said, “The girl is epileptic, and she is undergoing medical treatment. But, because she is on a diet she used to skip her medicine intake. Our college counsellors, including me, have counselled her several times, as she is psychologically depressed. There has never been any ragging incident in our college or hostel.

Any student or any of her roommates never ragged her. She attempted suicide because of her psychological problem. The three students are just a month old in the hostel and are postgraduate students.” Suresh Shinde, senior inspector with Vanrai Police station, said, “Preliminary investigations are ongoing, and the girl is a little mentally disturbed according to her college officials and her hostel staff. They also say that she was troubling other students. Her roommates never ragged her, as she is senior to them. They have been at that hostel for only a month. How can they rag her?

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sikhs allege ragging and insult of religious symbols

Indore, Aug 16 (PTI) Scores of people of Guru Singh Sabha (GSS) here today held a protest outside the Superintendent of Police (East) office alleging that senior students indulged in ragging a Sikh student at a private college and poked fun at his religious symbols including "pagri and juri" on the eve of Independence Day. GSS president Gurudeep Bhatia who led the delegation and submitted a memorandum to the Superintendent of Police (East), alleged that three students, Shivam Yadav, Chanchal Yadav, and Rishi Batra not only indulged in ragging the Sikh fresher Dilraj Singh Khanuja, but also removed his "pagri" and touched religious symbols before beating him up badly. The GSS demanded action against the accused and a criminal case to be filed under ragging rules against the accused, a GSS functionary told reporters at the protest site. The victim, Dilaraj, was a first year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) fresher student in Prestige College and the brother of a Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha leader, while the accused who indulged in ragging were seniors, including the son of a former Congress councillor, the police said. The SP East OP Tripathi assured the GSS delegation of action against the culprits after investigation and a report of the college's anti-ragging committee.

Five college students suspended for creating ruckus

CHANDIGARH:Five students of a private college, in Chandigarh, were suspended, under a disciplinary action taken against them for creating ruckus and after that misguiding college authorities and police by projecting it as a ragging incident. According to the police, there was a quarrel among students of BA II and BA III students on late Tuesday. When police reached the spot, students said that third-year students were doing ragging and they also manhandled the. However, police detained four students from the spot. "The students were in an inebriated condition.

During the questioning, we discovered that no ragging took place and students were trying to misguide us. They had quarreled over some hostel issue. Accordingly, we informed the college authorities and appealed them to take action against errant students," said a police official here on Wednesday. The suspended students included two third-year and three final-year students. All of them are residing at college hostels. A senior college official said, "Earlier we came to know that some third year students were ragging the first and second year students, resulting in an uproar as a fight was initiated.

But after clarifications from police we came to know that there was no such incident of ragging. A disciplinary action has been taken and the students who were involved in creating this ruckus have been suspended."

Ragging: Cash offered to drop case

When a group of strangers visited them at the Nirmala Hospital late on Thursday night, Noushad and Mehrussna were shocked to hear the price of their daughter’s life. “We will give you 3-4 lakh rupees and you will not pursue a case. Otherwise, it may jeopardize your future,” they said before leaving abruptly. The couple were at the hospital after their daughter Shaniba had been admitted there following a case of alleged ragging in which she was brutally beaten up resulting in serious injuries to her.

The assault took place at JDT Islam IGNOU Community College where she was a first year BCom student. The college authorities later shifted her to Iqraa Hospital which functions under the same management for better care. Noushad says that efforts continued by the perpetrators of the crime to force the family to drop charges but he was determined to fight it out. “There is no way I am settling for anything other than just punishment for those who did this to my daughter,” he says. Five days after the attack, Shaniba is still in serious condition. “She had a kidney condition and undergone a major surgery just two-and-a-half years ago.

It was at the very spot where she underwent a surgery that those boys rammed in a bench repeatedly,” says Noushad. The irony is that it was her desire to study more that led Shaniba to her present condition. She had to stop going to school in her tenth standard because of her condition but was determined to pass the exams. “During my tenth standard, I was able to go to class for just one month. However, with the help of my friends who gave me notes and my teachers who helped me out, I passed SSLC exams with good marks,” said the girl from her hospital bed, mustering up all the energy left in her.

Her condition once again prevented her from being a full-time Plus-1 and Plus-2 student but she joined JDT Islam Community College and passed her final exams with more than 80 per cent marks. It was to the same institution that she went back for her undergraduate studies. “The boys came to rag us and I told them that I was no fresher as I had done my Plus-1 and Plus-2 here. The next time I saw them, I realised they had come to beat me up,” she says.

The college submitted a list of five students who were in the group a day after the incident but Chevayur police say that the students are absconding and cannot be traced. ENS Noushad, a driver by profession, confesses to being not influential enough to exert any political pressure to get the job done. And with each passing day that the accused walk free, one family’s faith in the fairness of the system dies a little.

Student's body found in pond, family suspect ragging

The body of an engineering student of the Assam Engineering College (AEC) was found floating in a pond inside the college campus triggering suspicion of ragging. Madhurjya Barukiyal, who hailed from Kamargaon in Golaghat, had gone to bath in the pond after playing a game of football last evening.

His body was later recovered from the pond. Barukiyal had joined the college only last week. His body was sent for postmortem at the Guwahati Medical College and later taken to his hometown. Family members of the boy claimed that it was a case of ragging and demanded a proper investigation into the incident.

Ragging in top flying school, 2 expelled

India's premier pilot training institute, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA), which functions under the aegis of Ministry of Civil Aviation, has been hit by a ragging scandal. The IGRUA management last month terminated two senior pilot cadets for their alleged involvement in a serious case of ragging, in which a junior cadet was subjected to cruelty and mental harassment. The junior cadet was also threatened with dire consequences when he made a formal complaint.

In July this year, pilot cadet Venu Madhvan complained to Director IGRUA, who instituted a board of inquiry, which found the complaint to be correct. On a surprise check, conducted by the management, the culprits were allegedly found to be heavily drunk and indulged in abusive behavior. When contacted, Director IGRUA Air Marshal AK Verma said that the two cadets have been terminated from the course for their involvement in ragging. “The complainant boy was feeling threatened and mentally harassed, so we decided to terminate Ishan Singh and Aditya Gupta from the course,” he said, adding that both of them have logged more than 100 flying hours.

 In the meantime, inquiries revealed that one of the accused is a habitual offender and was earlier terminated for alleged drug abuse. Air Marshal Verma confirmed that Ishan Singh was earlier suspended for drug abuse. On December 2, 2011, The Indian Express had reported that six cadets, including two Afghan nationals, were sacked for alleged drug use. The urine samples of cadets had tested positive for marijuana. Both consumption and possession of marijuana is illegal and can attract imprisonment from six months to 10 years.

The cadets were enrolled in the 200-hour training for Commercial Pilot License (CPL). Most of these cadets are said to have completed a “substantial” part of the course for which the fees are an estimated Rs 25 lakh per head. IGRUA falls in the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha constituency represented by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. Congress MP Rahul Gandhi is on its governing council. The IGRUA council, under the chairmanship of Secretary, Civil Aviation had recently decided to set up an international aviation university and a helicopter-training institute.

The institute offers a range of courses, including the Commercial Pilot License course, refresher courses for flying instructors and simulator training. It also provides pilot training to the Indian Airlines, paramilitary and defence forces.

Five collegians suspended for ragging MUMBAI:

Five final-year students of L S Raheja College of Art in Bandra have been suspended by the college authorities for ragging a group of juniors outside the campus last week. The five—all doing diploma in applied arts—faced action after an inquiry by the college found them guilty of ragging and harassing 11 juniors on a local train. The college has submitted a report to the Bandra Government Railway Police and the students will remain suspended till the police complete their probe. The incident took place on July 26 when 11 third-year students , five of them girls, boarded the 7.22pm Churchgatebound train from Bandra. The five seniors got into the same bogie and accosted them. We were roughed up and humiliated, says victim.

Cracking the whip on ragging, L S Raheja College of Art has suspended five final-year students for harassing a group of juniors on a local train on July 26. The five seniors who were in the same compartment as the victims first accosted them. "They demanded money from the girls, and when they refused, they roughed up the boys. They also humiliated the girls in front of the other commuters . This group had an altercation with a few boys from our batch in the college canteen some days ago. This time we decided to take the matter to the police and put an end to the torture," one of victims of the ragging said.

On July 27, the group of 11 complained to the college authorities and later, along with their batchmates, lodged a complaint with the Bandra GRP. On July 30, GRP officials got in touch with the college management and also spoke to the students involved in the incident. The police had asked the college management to conduct an inquiry and submit a report along with a complaint , if they found anyone guilty. "We immediately set up a committee and started an inquiry . All the students involved were questioned and we found five guilty of ragging and harassing juniors. We suspended the students and also submitted a report to the Bandra GRP on Monday," college principal Sridhar Badhekar said. "The principal of Raheja College submitted a report to us and also mentioned the names of the five students suspended . We will be seeking permission from a magistrate court to investigate the case. Under section 155 of the Criminal Procedure Code, a case which is non-cognizable in nature cannot be probed by the police without the orders of the magistrate," senior inspector V Dhopavkar of Bandra GRP said.

Around three years ago, the University Grants Commission had sent out circulars to all schools and colleges across the country about the 'no-tolerance' stand on ragging . Guidelines on what amounts to ragging and helpline numbers were also shared with colleges. The stringent measures initiated by the educational institutions had brought down ragging on campuses.

The state, too, has laid down guidelines against ragging . As per section 6 (1) of the Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1999, "Whenever any student, parent or teacher of an educational institution complains of ragging to the head of the institution in writing , the head shall enquire into it within a week. If found true, the student accused of the offence should be suspended and the complaint should immediately be forwarded to the concerned police station." If the head of the educational institution fails or neglects to take action, he will be deemed to have abetted the offence of ragging and shall, on conviction , be punished under provisions of the Act, according to section 7.

Five Tripura University students expelled for ragging

Agartala, Aug 5 (IANS) Five students of Tripura University here were expelled for assaulting several junior students in the hostel, officials said Sunday. “Five students of the university were expelled after they physically tortured many junior students during the past one week in the institution’s hostel.

The condition of one student was stated to be serious due to torture late Friday night and he was shifted to hospital,” an official of the central university told reporters. Several other students received injuries during the ragging. The decision to expel the students was taken after the anti-ragging committee submitted its report to university vice chancellor Arunoday Saha, who was not available in Tripura for comment. “This is the first time that Tripura University has expelled five students after it was set up in 1987,” an official said on condition of anonymity.

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7 students of Government Ayurvedic college held for thrashing batchmate

NAGPUR: City police have charged seven first year students of Government Ayurvedic College on Umrer Road with rioting and causing grievous hurt. One of their batchmates had lodged a complaint on Saturday evening that he and some of his friends had been subjected to ragging. Vishal Mali had approached police with visible injury marks on his body after being thrashed by batchmates over a trivial issue.

Acting on Mali's complaint, Sakkardara police arrested Sumeet Nake, Mahesh Kale, Kalpesh Katariya, Sharad Bajaj, Rupesh Sarpe, Bharat Ubhale and Prashant Nagre. All the accused and the victim are students of Bachelor of Ayurveda medicine and surgery (BAMS). Mali is the son of a reputed Ayurveda practitioner Dr Gajanan from Akola. The fight started over the use of warm water in washing clothes. Vishal was near the taps and was asked by Nake to go inside the bathroom to wash clothes. Vishal refused, leading to a heated argument between Vishal and Nake. Very soon Vishal was outnumbered by Nake and his friend, who pinned down Vishal and showering him with blows and punches. Kale fetched a stick and repeatedly hit Vishal.

After the incident, Vishal informed his father Dr Gajanan before heading to Sakkardara police station to report the matter. "I had already complained about harassment by seniors, which prompted them to devise a fresh strategy to corner me. The seniors urged my batchmates to mentally and physically torture me, which is no less than any ragging," said Vishal. Dr Gajanan said a complaint of ragging has been already given to the college in November last year. There was a compromise after that, but the situation did not change, and in fact worsened for his son Vishal, said Dr Gajanan, who vowed to take up the issue with the human rights commission.

Sources from Sakkardara police station said since the issue was between students of the same batch, the incident cannot be described as ragging. "Police cannot directly call it ragging, without the college and university authorities describing it as such after formal procedures and an internal inquiry," said an officer. Associate professor Dr EE Moses, also holding additional charge of hostel superintendent, said a committee was formed under Dean Dr Ganesh Mukkawar after Vishal complained of ragging, but the matter was amicably settled. "It seems the latest incident is another fight after sudden provocation," he said. Dr Moses, however, indicated that the latest issue would be brought before the authorities to decide the future course of action.

Complaints by other students too Nagpur:

Ankit Narwade, first year student of Government Ayurvedic college on Umrer road, said ragging in the institution had forced him to spend a couple of nights on the railway platform in the past. "I had to take shelter in a lodge for fear of being ragged in the hostel by seniors," he said. Another first year student, Pranab Kolhe, said that seniors needed to be addressed as 'sir' and one had to keep his eyes down when they passed by. The students also claimed that they would be locked inside the rooms and washrooms, asked to learn the names of seniors by heart, consume liquor and face humiliation, including keeping their head bowed while standing for long hours.

Ragging horror: Andhra college girl loses voice

Hyderabad: In a shocking incident, a college girl student in Andhra Pradesh lost her voice after alleged ragging by her seniors. The incident took place at the hostel of Gayatri Junior College at Gotlam in Vijayanagaram district on July 19 but came to light on Sunday when she was shifted to Visakhapatnam for treatment.

Shamili, a student of 11th standard who had taken admission last month, was allegedly ragged by some senior girl students when she was alone in her hostel room on the night of July 19. In her written complaint to the police, the girl alleged that her roommates had gone for dinner and there was power shutdown in the hostel when some girls entered her room and attacked her in darkness. They tried to throttle her with a rope. The injury marks were clearly visible on her throat.

A shocked Shamili lost her voice and could not speak when her roommates returned. The girl was sent to a local hospital and later to district hospital in Vijayanagaram, about 700 km from Hyderabad. As the girl did not get back her voice, her family shifted her to Visakhapatnam. Shamili's father, who broke down while talking to reporters, said they lodged a complaint with police, who are investigating the incident. IANS

Suspected ragging kills science student

 BHUBANESWAR: A college student died after being allegedly ragged by his seniors in Madanpur area on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar on Thursday, sparking tension in the private institute. The Plus II science student Ipsit Nayak's body was found floating in an artificial pond of a stone quarry, a day after he went missing. The pond is located a stone's throw from NIIS Institute of Business Management where he was studying. A native of Balangir district, Nayak was staying in hostel. "My son became a victim of ragging. Some of his rival seniors from Bihar insisted him to play with them, later murdered him and threw him in the pond," his father Rajendra Nayak told media persons. He lodged a complaint in this regard at Janla police outpost demanding arrest of the accused.

Janla outpost's in-charge Dhruba Charan Pradhan said: "Prima facie it seemed to be a simple case of drowning. There were no external injuries on body. Postmortem report can establish the exact cause of death." Ipsit's mother Basanti Nayak raised finger towards the college management for failing to maintain cordial atmosphere in the college. "The college staff abetted the crime. Why did the hostel authorities allow him to go out while it was raining," she asked. College principal Bhabani Sankan Rath refuted charges of ragging in the college. "We do not encourage ragging in the institute.

The students, along with Nayak were playing. Perhaps he drowned while swimming in the pond. I do not think he was murdered," Rath said. The college was declared sine die in view of tension on the campus. Sources said Nayak moved out of the college around 5 pm while it was raining. When he did not return hostel in evening, his friends said he was playing with others near the pond. The college authorities informed Janla police around 8pm and later informed the fire brigade. The firefighters frantically searched him till late night, but could not trace him.

MGM student arrested for ragging

A final year student of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly ragging and beating up a junior student for not giving him the cellphone number of a first year girl. Deputy Superintendent of Police RR Singh said the accused, Rajiv Ranjan, was arrested from his hostel. “First year student Priyam Kumar had filed complaint against Rajiv at MGM Police Station on Tuesday — concerning ragging.

The junior alleged that he was beaten up during the ragging for not providing the cellphone number of a girl of his batch to the senior,” noted the DSP. Singh said as it was not a usual case of ragging — normal for the takes start of a session — the police were investigating it. The complainant, Priyam Kumar (20), a native of Sahebganj, had on Monday lodged a verbal complaint with the MGM Police Station and college principal AN Mishra.

On Tuesday, he made it a written complaint at the police station. "Rajiv asked me to become 'murga'. Then he asked me to undress and when I protested, he slapped me. He then locked me in a room and threatened me with dire consequences," Priyam had said. Concerned over recent ragging incidents in the college, the State-run MGM College & Hospital has decided to revamp the Anti-Ragging Cell to make it more effective.

Daly College: Student suspended for bullying

Indore: A day after media reported that ragging had taken place at Daly College, the school authorities suspended a student accused of bullying about a dozen juniors. The incident had taken place on the residential premises of the school five days ago. The accused, Raj Rai, a standard XI student had beaten up some standard X students at their boarding house on Saturday night. Following this, the parents of the victim students had lodged a formal complaint with school authorities on Monday.

The school authorities had been keeping the issue under wraps and had not even lodged a police complaint in stark violation of Supreme Court directives regarding ragging. Things came to fore only when a section of media reported the incident on Thursday.

On Friday, activists of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) staged a demonstration against the incident outside the school premises. Some of them even barged inside after climbing over high gates of the school and going right up to the porch of the historic 130- year old main building to hold protest. The school authorities then called in the police to push out protesting activists. "An inquiry has been initiated on Friday and the student stands suspended till it is completed. Whether he will be rusticated or not would depend upon report by school disciplinary committee," said school PRO KS Kapasiya.