Friday, January 06, 2012

10 students suspended on ragging charge

JORHAT: Ten students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV), Lakhimpur, were suspended on Thursday for their alleged involvement in ragging a junior student of the institute. School authorities said a probe has been ordered to find out the truth.

"We have temporarily rusticated 10 students of our school for their alleged involvement in ragging on the campus. A probe is on to ascertain the truth," said an official of the school. He added that the parents of a junior student had filed a complaint that their son was assaulted by some senior students.

Victim Abhijit Bhuyan, a student of Class VIII of JNV, Lakhimpur, was untraced from the school since December 10. He was found in Itanagar on Wednesday. The family of the student said Abhijit was physically and mentally tortured by senior students.

"I was ragged by a group of senior students for the last few days. Besides mental torture, they also assaulted me and forced me to do some work in the name of ragging. Therefore, I found it hard to continue in the school and went to Itanagar to escape their brutality," said Abhijit.

He added that although school authorities tried to stop ragging, some students belonging to the higher secondary section regularly carry out ragging and target some junior students.

The school, which is situated in the Narayanpur area, is a premier co-educational residential school in the district.

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