KGMU Ragging: Four MBBS medicos suspended
After probing into all aspects the committee took the final decision. The same will be sent to the anti-ragging cell in Delhi by KGMU.
LUCKNOW: Paying heed to the back to back complaints of ragging in King George’s Medical University (KGMU) the committee recently suspended four MBBS students of KGMU for three months after ragging charges against them were found true in an internal probe. The accused students will be barred from staying in KGMU hostels for these three months. Two other students were pardoned with a warning as ragging charges against them could not be established due to lack of evidence.
This year in October these six accused students were temporarily suspended. The students were also expelled from their hostel and barred entry on campus till further orders. The students were accused of ragging in a complaint to the Central Anti-Ragging helpline where the anonymous complainant mentioned grave details of how juniors are being allegedly ragged by senior students at the medical institution.
Following were the allegations submitted by the complainant:
- Seniors used to ask the juniors to cut their hair short, bow their heads and perform a salaam known on the campus as “teen nambari”.
- Sometimes, even video calls were also made and students were made to perform obscene acts on command of seniors”, and that seniors would come to their rooms that face the road, “especially room number 16, late in the night and ask students to gather so that they can be ragged.
- Juniors were warned of dire consequences at the fresher’s party if the names of seniors involved in ragging got disclosed.
- This kept the juniors away from disclosing the incidents to anyone on campus or even their families.
With the daily having the copy of the complaint, it had been reported by the daily that the Central Anti-Ragging helpline termed the complaint as “serious,” and taking grave cognition of the same, it asked the KGMU administration to identify and counsel the victim so as to make him/her feel safe and to assure the medico that action will be taken by the university.
Understanding the gravity of the issue the varsity had formed a seven-member committee headed by dean students’ welfare Prof GP Singh to probe the charges.
At present, these six students have been asked by the committee to submit testimony, also signed by their parents, stating that they will not indulge in ragging in the future.
On December 10, the committee held a meeting administered by KGMU vice-chancellor. The six accused were queried and asked to submit their statements in writing.
After probing into all aspects the committee took the final decision. The same will be sent to the anti-ragging cell in Delhi by KGMU, reports TOI.
Ragging has become a major issue at the KGMU campus. Prior to this Medical Dialogues reported that the entire batch of MBBS and BDS students pursuing their degrees in their 2nd year were fined Rs 1000 each after a video of ragging went viral and reached the KGMU administration.
In the alleged video that went viral of social media on 26th September 2018, an entire batch of First-year students was seen moving from their medical college hostel towards their classes while throwing their hands in up and down motion- making a continuous “Salaam”.