Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Institute of Medical Sciences ragging case: Another FIR lodged

VARANASI: In a new twist to the alleged ragging incident reported at Dhanwantari Hostel under Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS), BHU, Dr Meenakshi Pandey, one of the residents of Pediatrics Department, has lodged an FIR against Hansraj Meena at Lanka police station.

The Lanka police has registered an FIR under section 323, 354, 504 and 506 of IPC against Meena, who had earlier lodged FIR against two residents of Pediatrics Department on July 5. According to station officer, Lanka, AK Singh, Hansraj Meena lodged an FIR against two residents of Pediatrics Department - Ankur Sharma and Indra Kumar Singh Choudhary, alleging charges of violent clash and ragging in the hostel.

While the matter was being investigated both at varsity and the police level, a new twist took place when Dr Meenakshi Pandey filed named FIR on July 08, alleging charges of eve-teasing. "We are investigating the matter from every possible angle to reach a conclusion."

School students allege ragging, boycott classes

KANNUR: Plus One students of the Government Model Residential School at Pattuvam in the district boycotted their classes on Friday alleging that the school authorities are not taking action against the senior students who ragged them. The students who threatened to discontinue their studies later toned down their stance following assurance from the police that strict action would be taken against the culprits.

There are 67 Plus One students in the school which is run by the schedule tribe development department, under the chairmanship of the district collector. The students alleged that the seniors started harassing them in the hostel right from the second day after the classes began. They said that the seniors who stay in the first floor of the building would forcibly take them there and harass them. There are 72 Plus Two students in the hostel and a majority of them have been accused of ragging.

On Thursday, the seniors harassed the juniors physically and mentally and even damaged their belongings. Following the incident, the teachers, who stay in the nearby quarters, came and provided them protection. However, fearing that they might be ragged again, the students decided to leave the school on Friday. Though the principal, Radhakrishnan, assured to look into their grievances, the students were adamant in their stand, following which the police intervened.

The principal said 12 students who were involved in ragging have been identified. However, no police complaint has been filed so far. Meanwhile, the students complained that there is no security and basic facilities in the hostel and the building does not even have proper lighting. They also alleged that the manager-cum-resident staff is never present in the hostel. The school was in the news last year too when many students left without informing the authorities because of lack of basic facilities, including water. Though the school gets Rs 2 crore every year, there are allegations that a major portion of the fund is misused and the students are denied basic facilities.

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.

Three students held for ragging

The city police on Friday arrested three final year students of a private college for assaulting two juniors over previous enmity. Police said the three students B. Asif, 22, S. Sujith, 22, and M. Abilash, 22, of CMS College of Science and Commerce frequently harassed and assaulted two of their juniors — J Arjun Krishna, 19, and T. Riyaz, 22, ever since the juniors filed a ragging complaint against them, a year ago.

 The three students were placed under suspension by the college management for a week in the wake of the ragging complainant. The accused students had even missed their semester examination due to the suspension, which was revoked after a week. Since then, the three senior students had developed a grudge against Arjun and Riyaz. “They had assaulted the duo, once the college reopened this year,” said a cop.

The three were then summoned to the police station and were let off after a warning. However, the accused students again went to the room of Arjun and Riyaz at Ramakrishnapuram in Ganapathy and assaulted them on Thursday. Following a complaint, the city police arrested the three youth and remanded them to custody. The students are now lodged at the Bostral School at Pollachi.

Chennai: College student caught for ragging teenager

Chennai: A final year student, studying in a government college at Nandanam, was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly ragging an 18-year-old boy, who had come to make an enquiry regarding admissions.

Police said Prakash (18) of Panaiyur, on the East Coast Road, had come to the college to enquire on courses as well as admissions for first year students. As he was leaving the college campus, four students, including Manikandan alias Karthik (21) of Virugambakkam, stopped him and began ragging him, police said. They also snatched `500 from the victim.

Following a complaint, Manikandan was arrested. Police authorities are currently on the lookout for the three others involved in the incident.

Seniors ragged me, hit me with stick: Student

NEW DELHI: A first-year student of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute for the Physically Handicapped was allegedly ragged and assaulted by three of his seniors after he refused to pay one of them a paltry sum of Rs 250. The victim's statement (a copy of which is with TOI), says the incident occurred around 9.30pm after he returned to his hostel after having dinner. He had barely entered his room when one of his seniors, Shubham Bhardwaj, stopped him and asked him to cough up the sum or bring him a bottle of whiskey.

 "He was ragging me. He claimed to have won a bet and told me that I owed him either the money or the alcohol. When I refused to pay him, he picked up an ice-cream brick kept on my table and walked away. When I protested, he hit me on the head with a wicket," the victim said. The victim called the cops and was taken to LNJP hospital. The next day, Shubham, who had gone missing for a while, approached the victim again and asked him to compromise. He was accompanied by two of his friends, Vikas and Deepak.

The trio were in a foul mood as they had got to know that the victim had approached the police. "The other two held my hands and Shubham began to thrash me with a stick. hey kicked and punched me several times and didn't stop even though I was bleeding. One my classmates tried to intervene but he also ended up receiving blows," the victim said. For the second time, the victim was rushed to the hospital and admitted to the emergency ward. For a while, he wasn't in a position to talk.

The nature of his injuries was so severe that he couldn't even sign the statement. Cops had to make do with his thumb impression, said a source. A case of attempt to commit culpable homicide was registered at a central Delhi police station. All three students were arrested and sent to judicial custody, said a senior cop.