Ragging: RIMS House Surgeon, 3rd year MBBS medico force junior to strip, do 600 sit ups; suspended
Visakhapatnam: A ragging incident has recently surfaced from the renowned Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) after which two senior medicos, a house surgeon and 3rd year MBBS student; have been suspended by the medical college administration. The seniors had reportedly harassed the junior medico by forcing him to strip down to his undergarments and do 600 sit-ups in one stretch.
According to recent media accounts, the alleged ragging took place last week after which the 1st year MBBS student filed a complaint with the administration.
In his complaint, the student alleged that he was ragged by a house surgeon and an MBBS third-year student on February 21. The two senior medicos had made him to remove shirt and trousers. With only his inners on, he was given the 'punishment' of sitting on the edge of the wall by balancing on the legs. Later, they forced him to do 600 sit-ups, reports TNIE
Frustrated, the student shared his ordeal with his parents and subsequently filed a complaint with the medical college Principal. To peruse the matter, the Principal Dr Prasad Rao constituted an inquiry committee with the vice-principal, anti-ragging committee members, police officials, and four faculty doctors.
The committee then decided to suspend the accused medicos for three months from the medical college for indulging in ragging. Police have also registered a case under various sections of Anti-Ragging Act and are currently investigating the matter.
Meanwhile, the senior students have been warned of stringent action, if they indulged in ragging activities again.
A report on the ragging issue was submitted to District Collector C Harikiran and SP KKN Anburajan. The duo was later taken into custody police for questioning, adds TNIE