Thursday, September 12, 2013

Senior expelled after newcomer reports ragging to HRD ministry 

AJMER: A newcomer in the Regional Education Institute was ragged so severely by a senior that he left the session after a few days of joining. Parents of the victim reported the matter to college administration but no action was taken.
 The victim then made a complaint to the national cell of HRD ministry with a recording on his mobile phone. On the instructions of the ministry, the institute on Tuesday initiated action and expelled the accused from the hostel.

 The Regional Education Institute is running a programme of BSc BEd wherein students from all over the country apply to get admission. The institute is run by NCERT. According to sources, a boy from Haryana took admission in the institute and was allotted a hostel here. Third year student Dharmraj Meena called the boy on phone and ragged him. "He is the leader of seniors and humiliated me so much that it was not possible for me to study there," said the victim in his complaint. The boy narrated the incident to his parents who rushed to Ajmer and talked to the principal but they got no response. The victim then left the institute and filed a complaint with the national cell of HRD ministry.

 Ministry forwarded the complaint with serious remarks to the NCERT, directing them to investigate the matter. Sources say that if ragging incidents are reported in any educational institute, the institute has to lodge FIR against the accused. Looking to the seriousness of charges, the NCERT instructed the institute to take action in the matter.

 On Monday, principal of the institute V K Kakaria called a meeting of the anti-ragging committee, "The committee led by dean is looking into the matter. There are serious charges of ragging. We have identified the accused senior," said Kakaria. Sources said that the committee asked the accused to leave the hostel immediately. "There is a recording of ragging of the victim by the senior and, therefore, we do not need to investigate much," said an official.

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