21 medical college students suspended for ragging with freshers

Photo of a building of government run Manjeri Medical College in Kerala's Malappuram district.

Kerala: At least 21 students of a government run Manjeri Medical College were suspended by the authorities today for ragging with freshers in Kerala’s Malappuram district.

According to reports, the ragging crossed the limits when the freshers were made to drink polluted water and wash toilets as a part of showing ‘seniority’ through ragging.

The appropriate action was taken when the college administration found about 400 students have lodged complaint about the ragging with them. The college’s internal committee will soon submit its report to the anti-ragging committee after detailed investigation about the matter.

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The anti-ragging committee that includes college professors and the local police will take serious actions regarding the matter after going through the complaint file and knowing the seriousness of the shameful act.

As per the reports, there are a total of seven accused in the case and two are still on the run to escape.

According to the Supreme Court’s course of action, lodgings where freshers are allotted rooms should be carefully looked after by the warden of the place. Also, the entry of anyone should be restricted after a particular time at night in order to avoid such acts in the future.

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