Saturday, November 10, 2012

Engineering diploma student alleges ragging

AMBALA: A student of diploma in engineering in a private polytechnic on Friday accused his seniors of ragging by disrobing him under the garb of introduction session in institute premises in Mullana township of Ambala.

In his complaint lodged with Mullana police station, the victim, a student of Shivalik Polytechnic, also accused senior students, studying in final year of various branches of engineering, of thrashing him and making casteist remarks when he resisted their pressure on Friday. "The seniors have forced me to take off pants four times in the recent past.

I was forced to lodge the complaint as things went to extreme levels today," the victim said in his complaint. "Fear of parents, who would have asked me to stay back at home, forced me to tolerate the wrongs by seniors for a long time,", the victim told this reporter, while referring to reasons for delay in filing the complaint. When contacted, inspector Ranbir Singh, station house officer (SHO) of Mullana police station, confirmed receipt of the complaint. "Currently, we are in Naraingarh for election duty in connection with Youth Congress elections.

My colleagues have discussed the complaint with me. We have started investigations and appropriate action will follow," he said. Principal of the polytechnic, N K Puri, however expressed ignorance about the incident. "We have not received any complaint from the victim or his family members so far. We observe zero tolerance towards incidents like ragging. Secondly, we are duty-bound to take action following court orders in this regard," he said.

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