Thursday, September 12, 2013

Panel to probe reports of ragging at NIT

 The reports about ragging that allegedly took place at the girls’ hostel in National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal created a commotion here on Friday.

 It was reported that some junior girls staying at Sarojini Naidu hostel were summoned by the senior girls residing at New Ladies Hostel for ragging. The issue came to light when the security guards of the new ladies hostel spotted the junior girls coming out of the building. According to the rules, junior girls are barred from entering the new hostel and vice-versa.

 However, the junior girls reportedly said they went to the seniors only to get tips on engineering drawing. The officials, who took the matter seriously, said a committee would be constituted for an inquiry into the matter. The parents of the girls in question were also asked to come for the meeting scheduled on Monday.

 Dean (Academic Affairs) Prof N.V. Uma Maheswar said action would be initiated against the girls if they were found to be involved in ragging. Meanwhile, sources on the campus said neither the juniors who undergo ragging nor the seniors who resort to ragging usually reveal their identity for fear of further punishment. “In the preliminary enquiry, no evidence of ragging was found.

We will probe the matter and if any evidence comes up supporting the ragging version, we will take action against those involved,” the Dean said. Kazipet Circle Inspector S.A. Jabbar said that no case had been registered at the police station as no complaint had been filed.

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