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Read some of the latest ragging incidents reported in the media. This list is in no way exhaustive...
Student goes missing after ragging
Suri, May 14, 2007
Saroj Kumar Biswas, a first-year student of Ramakrishna Shilpa Vidyapith, a state-run polytechnic college, went missing on Friday night. His family members have alleged that Saroj fled from the hostel after being ragged by his seniors.
Sexual harassment in college: No case registered yet
Jalandhar, April 02, 2007
The controversy in the sexual harassment case of students of St Soldier Therapy and Rehabilitation College in Jalandhar refuses to die down, as the police have yet to register a case against the alleged accused. The college has been closed for the past one week over the issue. The girl students had alleged ragging and said the authorities turned a deaf ear to their complaints. The four girls, namely Jyoti Anup Singh Sahota, Chander Rekha, Ujala Sonia and Monika, have also given a written complaint to the police against the alleged misbehaviour of the college staff and boy students.
Bhaderwah girl tortured during ragging
Jammu, February 26, 2007
A first year student of physiotherapy was subjected to intense ragging by about dozen seniors in Girl’s hostel of Government Medical College (GMC) here Sunday night. GMC principal Dr Mumtaz Goni has constituted a committee to look into the matter but has denied that the girl was ragged by her seniors. Sources said the first year female student, who hailed from Bhaderwah, had come to hostel room number 135 last evening at around 4 PM and took her dinner at 8’O clock. Sources said, the seniors dragged the girl and thrashed her till 11.30 PM. The girl suffered bruises and soft tissue injuries on her body.
Student ends life
Anantapur, February 25, 2007
A nursing college was ransacked and records destroyed on Friday after students went on a rampage following the death of a nursing student, who allegedly committed suicide after being ragged by her seniors.
Ragging victim found with slashed vein
Thiruvananthapuram, February 03, 2007
A female nursing student, who had changed her college after being ragged, was found with a slashed vein at the SN Trust Nursing College hostel at Kollam, yesterday. The 19-year-old victim was out of danger, according to hospital authorities.
Ragging: Girl attempts suicide
Thiruvananthapuram, January 18, 2007
A first-year degree student of MG College attempted suicide after she was reportedly ragged by senior students of her college. The girl has been admitted to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital. Hospital authorities said her condition was critical, but stable. The girl was allegedly repeatedly subjected to ragging by a few senior female students. Two days ago, the verbal abuse turned physical and a senior female student reportedly broke her bangles. The girl tried to hang herself in the bathroom of her home.
Engineering student hangs himself
Hyderabad, November 10, 2006
Engineering student S.P. Manoj, 17, hanged himself in his private hostel room here at Langer Houz on Thursday. While the victim's family members suspect that ragging could have driven Manoj to suicide, the Langer Houz police said they were yet to begin investigation on this angle.
Alleged victim of ragging dies
Bhubaneswar, October 18, 2006
Bijoy K. Maharathi, 21, an Indire Gandhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences first year student, died after allegedly being tortured by students of the institute for the last three weeks.
Victim of ragging battles spinal injury, broken legs
Bhubaneswar, October 16, 2006
A student of the Orissa University of Agriculture Technology (OUAT) ,Bhubaneswar, suffered serious spinal injuries and broke both his legs after allegedly being pushed from a hostel terrace by his senior students.
Ragging: 17 yr old at MCH
Kozhikode, October 14, 2006
A student of the MS Teachers Training Centre at Ranni in Pathanamthitta was admitted to the Kozhikode Medical College due to alleged ragging. Senior students in the name of ragging on October 14, a day after he joined the institute, allegedly manhandled Vipinlal, 17, son of Pulikkumadathil Chekkoti, hailing from Payyoli in Kozhikode. It is learnt that some senior students had even forced Vipinlal to take alcohol.
Row over ragging leads to bomb blast
Bhagalpur (Bihar), September 20, 2006
Three students of T N B College here were injured in bomb blasts in the hostel following an altercation over ragging today, police said. The bombs were exploded by 12 persons, including outsiders, and two students from the biotechnology department at the hostel on the college campus. The incident was a sequel to last night's altercation between some students of 1st year and 3rd year over ragging.
Ragging accused commits suicide
Indore, September 20, 2006
A college student, caught and detained for ragging other students, has allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a running train, police said on Saturday.
They hit with a belt for hours
Mumbai, September 18, 2006
Rohit Vijay Rane, 17 yr old Mumbai boy ragged in Chiplun sufferes swelling to skull and chest, has belt marks on his hands, backs and knees.
Mother of ragging victim dies
Andhra Pradesh, September 2006
C. Lalitha, mother of Mukesh, who was sexually abused at ragging, ended her life by committing suicide. Mukesh and his father were away to meet the National Human Righs Commission secretary who was inquiring into the ragging incident only to return home that evening to see the body of lalitha hanging from the fan. It is believed that Lalitha who felt embarassed by her son's ragging episode has been reported to be in a state of depression since then and the exposure of her son's incident in the community and the controversy surrounding it, could very well have driven her into taking the extreme step of taking her own life.
Ragging lands fresher in ICU
Pune, September 04, 2006
A first-year medical student of the B.J. Medical College (BJMC) was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Sassoon Hospital here on Sunday after he was allegedly ragged by his seniors at the college hostel. A 17 year old first-year student is in intensive care with muscle tear and kidney problems after being forced to do nearly 200 sit-ups by a hostel senior at Pune? B.J. Medical College ?he exersion of the sit ups has taken a toll on this young man?e was also passing blood in his urine.
Naked ragging of aspiring doctors
Hyderabad, September 02, 2006
Stripped naked, the three second-year students were made to walk from their ground floor hostel room in a government medical college in Kurnool to a room on the second floor as three seniors clicked away on their cellphone cameras. Their ordeal lasted over four hours till they were set free by another group of students.
RIMS student found hung to death
Imphal, August 28, 2006
A medical student studying in the fourth semester at Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) here was found dead hanging in his hostel room at around 3 pm today. The deceased student is from Nagaland and is identified as Bwenyhunloo Chung of Kohima. Lamphel police station have registered a case and started investigating into the matter. According to sources, it is presumed that the case might be related to a recent ragging incident at the medical institute.
Student alleges sexual harrasment by seniors
Uttaranchal, August 21, 2006
A class VI student alleging sexual harassment by seniors. The search for the best education for her daughter brought Sonia Singh to Dehradun, and the Shigally Hill International Academy. It is an all-girls residential school from class III to XI, with 153 students from India, Nepal and Thailand.
Kneel down torture in engineering college
Durgapur, August 20, 2006
: A first-year civil engineering student was beaten up and forced to kneel down for over two hours by his seniors at the National Institute of Technology hostel here on Friday evening. Swapnil Sharma is still in a trauma and scared to speak. He has been treated at the college health centre and advised bed rest.
Ragging at science college leads to firing ; Two injured
Patna, August 08, 2006
Ragging at Patna Science College, on Monday, got out of hand when the bodyguard of Patna University proctor Kriteshwar Prasad opened fire at the students engaged in harassing new students injuring two students in the process.
Ragging leads to death
Vidyanagar, August 01, 2006
Ragging raised its ugly head in the city on Monday, claiming the lives of two hotel management students in Vidyanagar. Two students Sanoy and Sanjay Giri, both third year students of the Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Durgabai Deshmukh colony near Osmania University, were allegedly stabbed to death by Naveen Kumar, a first year B.Sc. HHA student of the same institute, at their friends' flat at TRT Quarters in Vidyanagar at around 6.00 pm.
Gujarat students stripped during ragging
Gujarat, July 28, 2006
A group of first year microbiology students at the Sadra Centre were allegedly stripped, oil was put on their backs and they were branded like cattle with a few senior students putting their signatures on them The Vidyapeeth has initiated action against the students involved in the incident. As punishment, they are now required to do community work for an hour each day for a year, including working at a gobar gas project.
Student alleges ragging in school hostel, packs his bags
Vadodara, July 21, 2006
A Class VIII student of the Bhavan VM Public School, Vadodara, packed his bags and left for his Ahmedabad home, complaining of ragging and verbal abuse by seniors in the school. However, school authorities denied the charge saying no ragging had taken place and instead suggested the boy, Zil Dalal, was homesick
Ragging: The scandal in schools
New Delhi, July 2006
The ragging Deepak Sharma suffered when he was at school in DPS R K Puram wasn? funny. ? remember how horrible it was. My friend and I were taken to a room which was locked from inside. There we were told to pick up an egg with our buttocks. When my friend refused to obey, red chilli flakes were shoved into his bottom. I was horrified and did what they said, says Deepak.
Brutal ragging shames Santiniketan
Santiniketan, July 2006
The sanctity of Rabindranath's Visva Bharati has been violated yet again, this time by a group of the university's girl students. Their victim is a first-year undergraduate arts student of Sangeet Bhavan. She was allegedly forced into group sex by some of her roommates and an outsider in the hostel last Sunday. By the time she was released, the girl was in a state of physical and mental trauma. "I was out of station when this happened. When I reached the hospital I found her unconscious. During her brief spells of consciousness, she was speaking in deliriums. She kept saying, "I'm not a thief, I'm not a fallen girl," said the victim's local guardian, Amita Hazra.
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