Darbhanga Medical College Imposes Rs 25,000 Fine on 54 Girl Students For Ragging
Darbhanga, Nov 19: Darbhanga Medical College has imposed Rs 25,000 fine on 54 students of girls hostel for allegedly ragging juniors. The students have been directed to pay the penalty amount by November 25 and if they do not oblige by the order, they will face six months’ suspension.
Speaking to news agency ANI, Radharaman Prasad Singh, Nodal Officer, Anti-ragging committee said, “Monetary fine ranges from Rs 25,000 to 1 lakh. Have imposed minimum fine of Rs 25,000 on entire batch with the deadline of 25 November. Those who don’t oblige will be suspended for six months.”
The college authorities took the action after its Anti-Ragging Committee submitted a report. The Committee was formed on a directive of the Medical Council of India (MCI).
On November 11, a first year student of the DMCH living in the college hostel complained to the MCI about the ragging incident. She accused the senior students of repeated ragging.
“The victim complained that she was abused, beaten and mentally tortured. She alleged in her written complaint that the seniors put pressure on her for one work or another,” an official said.
The MCI on November 16 directed the DMCH to take action.
Monetary fine ranges from Rs 25000 to 1 lakh. Have imposed minimum fine of Rs 25000 on entire batch with the deadline of 25 Nov. Those who don't oblige will be suspended for six months: Radharaman Prasad Singh, Nodal Officer, Anti-ragging committee pic.twitter.com/EGJZwvxQJV
— ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2017
Last week in a similar incident, the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College administration in Bhagalpur had imposed Rs 25,000 fine each on 33 second-year students for ragging their juniors.
Principal Arjun Singh imposed the fine of Rs 8.25 lakh on the 33 students of the 2016 batch for ragging the 2017-batch students earlier in November.
(Inputs from Agencies)