Saturday, November 10, 2012

4 students suspended for 'ragging'

Ludhiana, October 26 Four students of the College of Nursing of Christian Medical College (CMC) allegedly took sedatives after they were suspended for six months by the Principal for their alleged involvement in a quarrel with a student.

However, the police has confirmed that it had received a complaint of ragging from the student. The four BSc second-year students have been identified as Danial, Michal, Sahil and Suraj. They were taken to the CMC after they allegedly fell unconscious. According to the hospital authorities, the students were out of danger. Brij Mohan, SHO, Division No. 3 police station, while confirming the development, said he had received a complaint from a student, Deepak, stating that he had been subjected to ragging.

However, Sister Panama, Principal of the College of Nursing, ruled out that the students were involved in ragging. "I want to make it clear that the four students who were suspended today were not involved in ragging. Instead, they were involved in a quarrel with another student. During an internal inquiry, the four students were found guilty and action was taken against them.

Their parents were asked to report at the college. However, the parents refused to accept the suspension letter of their wards and threatened to drag the college authorities to court. Later, I came to know that the four students consumed sedatives and were reportedly taken to a hospital." Not ruling out foul play, Sister Panama said it could be a tactic by the students to exert pressure on the college authorities.

 The suspended students did not speak on the issue. Sources said the incident took place five days ago when the four students allegedly "hurled comments" at Deepak in a hostel. Deepak reported the matter to the college authorities. The college authorities formed a committee to probe the matter. Deepak also lodged a complaint with the police.

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