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KGMU Ragging: 350 MBBS, BDS 2nd year Students fined Rs 1,000 each


KGMU Ragging: 350 MBBS, BDS 2nd year Students fined Rs 1,000 each

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.”

 


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    Rajendra Srivastava October 5, 2018, 11:45 am

    A more strict action was called for.