Assam: A student identified as Anand Sharma, residing at PNGB hostel in Dibrugarh University, jumped from the second floor of the hostel building allegedly to escape ragging. The student's condition is said to be critical, as per reports. At least 5 people have been arrested in the case so far.
Speaking on the matter, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "the boy was hospitalized yesterday. It is a matter related to ragging and we are taking very strong actions against this."
In another incident a couple of weeks ago, 5 students of Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT), popularly known as IIIT Basar, in Nirmal district of Telangana were booked for allegedly ragging three junior students at the institute's hostel, police said on Thursday.
The 5 students of Pre University Course-II (equivalent to (Telangana State) Intermediate), allegedly beat up the three students of Pre-University Course-I, on Wednesday besides they threatened the juniors with dire consequences for not respecting seniors, a police official said.
Based on a complaint lodged by the Assistant Student Welfare Dean, a case was registered against the five senior students under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), and 506 (criminal intimidation) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and under relevant provisions of the Telangana Prohibition of Ragging Act, the official said adding no one has been taken into custody.