Chennai: Ajmer’s Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College’s first-year students have alleged of ragging by their seniors.
“We received a complaint from some first-year students that they were being harassed by seniors. They were called to the seniors’ hostel rooms after college hours,” said Dr RK Mathur, Chief Warden hostels, JLN Medical College.
Dr Mathur said, “We have asked the first year students not to go to the hostel and complain against bullying to the anti-ragging committee,”
A team of five doctors of the anti-ragging committee has been appointed by the college administration to look into the incident.
The team will be headed by Dr Ashutosh Srivastav, Professor Anesthesia.
“On the directions of the chief warden, we visited the hostel on Tuesday and recorded the statements of students and hostel guards,” said Dr Srivastav.
Students on the call of anonymity told the HT that they were abused bullied and beaten by the seniors after college hours.
“We were asked by the seniors to report to the hostel after college hours,” said a first-year student. “We were then ordered to stand still and not make any movement. One of us was slapped and abused when he tried to rub his back,” said the student. “We were then asked to kneel with our hands raised,” he added.
According to the students, the torture continued till 8 pm in the night after which they were allowed to leave the hostel for their abodes.
“One of our senior asked us to bring a cigarette and ordered each one of us to take a puff. When a student coughed, he was slapped,” alleged another student.
“We are not allowed to wear vests and were forced to wear a white shirt and white pants,” said another student to HT