Friday, January 06, 2012

5 girl students suspended for ragging

KAITHAL: Five girl students of Haryana College of Technology and Management here have been suspended from the institute's hostel for allegedly ragging and bullying a junior in front of students of the institute.

BTech student Aakriti, a resident of Agra (UP), had alleged that the five girls had been torturing her in various ways, including compelling her to perform certain tasks to make her video clippings.

On Tuesday, hundreds of girl students went on strike demanding action against the five girls, who were suspended from hostel on Tuesday evening.

The agitating girls said that earlier they were tolerating all this, but when a girl spoke against them, others followed. A few girls reportedly alleged that they were even forced to wash the clothes of these five girls. A girl alleged that they hit her in the arm with a knife a few days ago.

Institute principal Dr D P Gupta told TOI, "Based on the complaint, we have suspended the five girls. But we cannot conclude at this moment whether it was ragging. We have constituted a committee to probe the matter."

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