Karnataka: Fresher alleges ragging, 7 medicos face probe today | Mysuru News – Times of India


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MYSURU: Chamarajanagar Institute of Medical Sciences has summoned seven students for questioning on Wednesday as part of an inhouse inquiry after a fresher alleged he was ragged during a welcome party at the college hostel late Sunday night.
The students, who are in second and third year of MBBS, have been asked to bring their parents when they appear for the inquiry, police said.
While district superintendent of police Divya Sara Thomas told TOI that no FIR has been registered in the case yet, college authorities denied any ragging incident at the hostel building attached to the college in Chamarajanagar, about 180km from Bengaluru.
The fresh academic session began two months ago with about 150 students in the first year. Police sources said senior students had organised a welcome event for freshers on Sunday night. Around 3am on Monday, a student called up his parents alleging he was being ragged.
Worried parents of the boy arrived at the college on Monday morning. By then, a police team was at the campus after a tip-off that a student had been harassed at a late-night get-together.
A source said that senior students, who were informally questioned at the college, reportedly denied ragging the freshers and said they were “only encouraging freshers to show cultural skills they knew. However, one student complained that he was being ragged”.
On Tuesday, police officer Divya and other senior officers visited the college and urged the students to concentrate on studies. Institute’s dean and director Dr GM Sanjeev said the students were busy in the library till 10.30pm on Sunday and added that the campus was safe with no complaints of ragging till now.

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