Siliguri: A first year MBBS student of the North Bengal Medical College (NBMC) has filed a complaint with the National Anti-Ragging Committee of the University Grants Commission and posted the same on the college’s web portal, alleging that four seniors ragged him in the hostel on Friday night. He has mentioned in his complaint that ragging has been going on for the past two months, with Friday being the latest incident. The complainant who is a resident of South 24 Parganas and is presently staying at the hostel has alleged of being mentally tortured by the seniors.
Based on his complaint the principal and the college anti ragging committee summoned the seniors for a meeting. However, it is alleged by the complainant that no action has yet been taken against the four.
Over a 150 first and second year students live in the junior boys residency on the NBMC premises.
The victim also alleges that first year students were often called to the hostel common room two or three times every week for ragging.
“Seniors term these sessions ‘introduction’ and we, freshers, are forced to do unpleasant things. If we refuse, they abuse us. On Friday night, seniors had called us for a similar session and I did not attend it out of fear. I was sleeping in my room when four senior boys started banging on the door past midnight. As I opened the door, they barged in and said they would forcibly evict me from the hostel. They also threatened to kill me if I disobeyed them,” stated the victim.
“I stay away from home and did not want to live in constant fear. So, I filed an online complaint with the National Anti-Ragging Committee of the UGC on Sunday. Today, I also filed a complaint against the four at the NBMC police outpost,” he added.
Meanwhile, the National Anti-Ragging Committee has asked the medical college authorities and Siliguri metropolitan police to inquire into the incident stated sources at the NBMC