Shimla: Four second-year MBBS students of the State’s largest medical institute, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital; have been rusticated recently and an FIR has been lodged against the medicos for allegedly ragging a first-year student hours before the freshers’ party.
“The four second-year students were suspended on the basis of the report of a preliminary inquiry conducted by the Anti-Ragging Committee of the college,” IGMC Principal Dr Ravi Sharma confirmed to PTI.
The parents of the four students were also informed about the suspension from the college and the hostel, he added.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported about the suspension of the accused MBBS students. It was reported that the college administration has received an audio clip in a mail sent by an anonymous medico, in which the statements pertaining to the ragging of the MBBS freshers had been recorded. On the basis of this clip, the college administration suspended the accused MBBS students with immediate effect and gave the matter to the police along with the clip showing the ragging menace.
On this, the news agency was informed by certain officials that the first-year MBBS student had sent an anonymous complaint through an email to the anti-ragging cell of the Medical Council of India (MCI) in which it was alleged that the four seniors ragged him a few hours before the freshers’ party on October 29 adding that the MCI forwarded the complaint to the IGMC authorities.
Subsequently, the IGMC anti-ragging committee headed by its Principal Dr Sharma held a series of meetings, he said, adding that no complainant came forward. However, the IGMC authorities got an audio clip which prima facie established the allegation of ragging, the principal added.
A complaint was sent along with the audio clip to Shimla police for taking appropriate legal action in this regard, he said.
Shimla Superintendent of Police Omapati Jamwal told PTI that a First Information Report (FIR) was being registered against the four students on the basis of the complaint received from the IGMC principal.
The matter will be thoroughly investigated after registering the FIR at concerned Sadar police station under relevant sections, he added.