Saturday, August 25, 2012

Daly College: Student suspended for bullying

Indore: A day after media reported that ragging had taken place at Daly College, the school authorities suspended a student accused of bullying about a dozen juniors. The incident had taken place on the residential premises of the school five days ago. The accused, Raj Rai, a standard XI student had beaten up some standard X students at their boarding house on Saturday night. Following this, the parents of the victim students had lodged a formal complaint with school authorities on Monday.

The school authorities had been keeping the issue under wraps and had not even lodged a police complaint in stark violation of Supreme Court directives regarding ragging. Things came to fore only when a section of media reported the incident on Thursday.

On Friday, activists of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) staged a demonstration against the incident outside the school premises. Some of them even barged inside after climbing over high gates of the school and going right up to the porch of the historic 130- year old main building to hold protest. The school authorities then called in the police to push out protesting activists. "An inquiry has been initiated on Friday and the student stands suspended till it is completed. Whether he will be rusticated or not would depend upon report by school disciplinary committee," said school PRO KS Kapasiya.

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