Friday, January 06, 2012

Jharkhand medical college student complains of ragging

Jamshedpur, Nov 18 (PTI) A first year student of a state run medical college here today lodged a complaint with the police that he was ragged by his senior in the hostel. The student, Amit Kumar, lodged the complaint with MGM police station saying he was beaten up, stripped, forced to drink liquor and locked in a toilet by his seniors on the night of November 16, the police said. Senior Superintendent of Police, Akhilelsh Kumar Jha said the police received the complaint of Amit, hailing from Deoghar district of Jharkhand, and would begin investigation. Principal of the college Prof A N Mishra, who was in Patna now to attend a conference, said the victim did not stay in the hostel and did no lodge any complaint with the college authorities about the ragging. Mishra said the hostel superintendent in-charge went to look into the matter but found the allegation to be false. However, Mishra said he would investigate the matter again and punish the responsible students, if found guilty. Amit, who was staying in a lodge, alleged that he was forcibly taken to the hostel by a group of senior students that night claiming they would provide him a room. There he was asked to strip and when he refused, the seniors assaulted him, forced him to drink liquor, stripped him naked, made him do sit ups, and locked him up in a toilet where he stayed the rest of the night, Amit claimed. In the wee hours, however, he managed to get out of the toilet and fled to a relative's place, he said. The complaint came close on the heels of another ragging complaint at Sainik School, Tilaiya, into which the police had started investigation on November 15.

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