Junior students alleged that they were physically assaulted for "disrespecting" the senior students.

Ten Kerala MBBS students booked for alleged ragging in KarnatakaImage for representation only
news Ragging Thursday, January 05, 2017 - 08:39

Months after a nursing student was forced to drink toilet cleaner by senior students in her college in Kalaburagi, another case of ragging has surfaced in the state of Karnataka.

The Dakshina Kannada police arrested 10 MBBS students of KVG Medical College in Karnataka, for allegedly ragging junior students.

The Times of India reports that all the third and fourth year students who were arrested- and produced before the court on Wednesday- hailed from Kerala, while the complainant was also a native of Palakkad.

The senior students were arrested based on a complaint filed by Nishant, a second-year student. Nishant alleged that the senior students physically assaulted him for “disrespecting” them and even threatened to kill him if he did not mend his behavior.

The incident of ragging is said to have happened on the night of December 28 in the room of a senior student by the name of Kannan. Nishant and seven other junior students were reportedly summoned to Kannan’s room and physically assaulted thereafter.

Nishant reportedly proceeded to file a police complaint on the advice of the college administration.

According to his complaint, Nishant and seven other junior students were locked up in a senior’s room and ragged. Though they managed to escape, Nishant was later called back for a “compromise.”

However, a senior student Krishna Kumar assaulted and threatened to kill him, states the report. Cases have been filed against the 10 senior students under various sections of the IPC and the Karnataka Education Act. 


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