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According to the complaint, the seniors allegedly made the juniors wash clothes, clean bathrooms, and also assaulted them.

Juniors in Kurnool Medical College complain of severe ragging principal orders probe
news News Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 08:37

Junior students of Kurnool Medical College (KMC) were allegedly ragged by seniors, following which the former group has filed a police complaint.

According to the complaint, the seniors allegedly made the juniors wash clothes, clean bathrooms, and other such tasks, and thrashed them if they did not follow the orders. 

Speaking to The Hans India, KMC Principal Dr GS Ramprasad said that he had ordered a probe, and assured that such incidents would not take place in the future.

Stating that the college has an anti-ragging cell, anti-ragging squad, monitoring committee to check ragging, and surprise checks, the Deccan Chronicle reported that juniors were even forced to go for blood transfusions in the middle of the night.

Calling for an “attitudinal change” from “primitive sociological practices,” the Principal told DC, "(Ragging) reinforces structural inequality in educational institutions and asserts that some are superior to others."

This comes just a day after 54 students from IIIT Nuzvid in Andhra Pradesh were suspended, after an enquiry found them guilty of ragging juniors on the college campus. 

Several junior students at the university suffered injuries last month after seniors allegedly attacked them.

Addressing media persons, officials said that 24 senior students were identified as the main perpetrators, and were being suspended for three semesters. Fifteen students were being disqualified from writing examinations for one semester, while 12 students were being suspended for the sixth semester. Two final-year students were also suspended for the final semester.

Officials also pointed out that this was the first time in the institute's history, that action was being taken against so many students, at the same time. 

 

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