Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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.

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