Drinks and Drug in a Horrifying Ragging of a Girl Student in Calcutta
Filed Under: Lifestyle, Music & Film | Posted: 07/19/2008 at 11:30AM
Comments | Region: India
Even after expelling two students from National Institute of Design as reported by me on 17th June, the menace of ragging is continuing unabated.
This time in a horrifying incident in the heart of Calcutta, the cultural city, one girl student of first year architecture of Jadavpur University (JU), was ragged on 16th June, by third year students, forcing her to drink alcohol, chew and eat cigarette and smoke marijuana till she fell unconscious.
The students were all stated to be drunk when they started ragging her at night and continued till dusk when she fell unconscious. As per the statement of the father of the girl, the scoundrels also tortured her physically, verbally abusing her constantly, keeping her confined to the canteen of the university campus all night.
A senior teacher described the incident as horrifying stating that it was the first known incident of a girl student being mentally and physically tortured in a public place of the JU campus.
The Registrar of the University, Rajat Banerjee declined comment on the nature of the ragging but admitted that prima facie it was an unprecedented incident in the history of JU. The four-member team appointed to probe the incident could not record the statement of the girl on 18th June as she was in a state of shock.
Aftermath of this incident, the Vice-Chancellor P.N.Ghose and the Registrar visited all the departments on 18th June and asked the teachers-students committees of all departments to convene meeting from 21st June onwards to discuss the problem of ragging and find a way out. The duo also asked the Students Union of all the streams to remain vigilant against ragging in canteens, common rooms and grounds.