The college had on Monday suspended 21 senior students after nearly 40 first-year students complained that they were subjected to ragging at the boys’ hostel.

Victims of ragging in Kerala college backtrack after college suspends 21 senior studentsImage for representation/ PTI
news Ragging Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 09:21

Only two days after Manjeri Medical College in Malappuram in Kerala suspended 21 of its senior MBBS students over allegations of ragging, the “victims” have reportedly backtracked from their complaint. 

The college had on Monday suspended 21 senior students after nearly 40 first-year students complained that they were subjected to ragging at the boys’ hostel. 

When a teacher caught junior students dozing off during a lecture- and later in their complaint to the management-  the junior students alleged that they were summoned to the seniors' rooms at night and made to clean toilets. 

However, a report in The Times of India states that the junior students have now decided to withdraw their statements. 

A committee constituted by the anti-ragging cell of the college had met on Wednesday to ascertain the further course of action. The committee, that was scheduled to submit its inquiry report on Wednesday, was not able to do so, as the victims sought to withdraw their complaints. 

According to the report, the committee will approach the students once again on Thursday, before submitting its report on Friday. 

However, college principal Mohanan said that the management did not get official word from the junior students, about their move to withdraw their statements. 

 

 

 

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