Lucknow: An entire batch of MBBS and BDS students pursuing their degrees in their 2nd year at the prestigious King George’s Medical University ( KGMU) have been fined Rs 1000 each after a video, showing a first-year medicos throwing salaam at unknown persons while going to classroom went viral on social media.
The alleged video that went viral of social media on 26th September 2018, indeed reeks of ragging, starting from their attire to their actions. An entire batch of First-year students are seen moving from their medical college hostel towards their classes while throwing their hands in up and down motion- making a continuous “Salaam”. The guards which were appointed last year to prevent ragging in the campus also had no reaction to the actions.
As soon as the video went viral, authorities launched an inquiry committee was formed under the headship of the chief proctor. With no student coming forward with confessions or the culprits’ names and the enquiry committee also not being able to point out the particular students that were involved in the alleged ragging, the authorities recently announced the decision to punish the entire second-year batch.
As a result, the entire 2017 batch of both MBBS and BDS courses have now been fined Rs 1000 each. Moreover, the private security agency that was responsible for maintaining discipline in the campus has also been found guilty of “dereliction of duty” by the inquiry committee and has a result has been asked to cough up Rs 5000 as a penalty.
“The entire batch has been slapped fine of rs 1,000 each. Also, the security agency entrusted with the task of protecting the freshers against ragging has been fined Rs 5000,” KGMU spokesperson Dr Santosh Kumar told Hindustan Times.
Adding that ragging of any kind will not be tolerated on the campus and all the seniors have been given a warning, he said“Anyone who fails to submit the fine shall face disciplinary action.”