Ragging

  • Chennai: Medical student found dead; senior girl student arrested June 24, 2014

    Chennai: A second-year paramedical girl student of a private medical college in Chennai was found dead in her hostel room under mysterious circumstances and a senior student has been arrested in connection with the case, police said on Tuesday. The body of the 19-year-old girl was found last night and a...
  • Gujarat: Case registered against MBBS students for alleged ragging March 12, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The police have registered a case of ragging against seven senior MBBS students of Darpur Medical College in Patan, north Gujarat for allegedly ragging their juniors. The seniors allegedly asked five to seven juniors (all boys) to take off their shirts and trousers and dance to music that was...
  • Student from Britain ragged in Bengal, two arrested October 8, 2013

    Kolkata: Two senior students of a hotel management institute in Kolkata were arrested on Tuesday following a complaint of ragging by a student from Britain, police said. Ricky Das, a first year student of International Institute of Hotel Management at Salt Lake on the outskirts of the city, on Thursday filed...
  • Bangalore college student alleges ragging, college suspends him September 26, 2013

    Bangalore: Ragging has reared its ugly head once again and this time it is in tech hub Bangalore. A first year B.Com student has lodged a police complaint after allegedly being beaten up and attacked with weapons by four of his seniors at the prominent Dayanand Sagar college in south...
  • Kolkata: Christ Church school to re-open on Friday September 26, 2013

    Kolkata: The Christ Church School in Kolkata's Dum Dum will reopen on Friday after 15 days of closure. The decision was taken at a meeting of the governing body held in school on Thursday, which was attended by the Arch Bishop of Kolkata Diocese. The principal of the school, Helen Sirkar...
  • Jadavpur University students free Vice Chancellor after 50-hours of gherao September 20, 2013

    The Vice-Chancellor, pro Vice-Chancellor and registrar of Jadavpur University were freed by the Students on Friday after 50-hours of gherao. The students were protesting against the suspension of two engineering students on the charges of ragging. The students were demanding that the punishment meted out to the two students be...
  • Students continue to gherao Jadavpur University VC, pro-VC as protests continue September 20, 2013

    The Vice-Chancellor, Pro- Vice-Chancellor and Registrar of Jadavpur University continued to be under gherao for the third day on Friday by a section of engineering faculty students demanding withdrawal of suspension order of two students on charges of ragging. University authorities told PTI that VC Souvik Bhattacharya and pro-VC Siddhartha Dutta...
  • Police visit home of minor girl who died after ragging September 17, 2013

    A police team on Tuesday visited the home of the minor girl who died after being ragged by some school seniors, while two of those arrested for vandalising the institution in the aftermath of her death were released on bail. Forensic officials examined the ransacked Christ Church School building in Dum...
  • 10 engineering students booked for ragging fresher September 13, 2013

    As many as 10 engineering students have been booked for ragging a first-year student, officials said on Friday. The case was lodged nearly a week after engineering student Raj Aryan left the engineering college in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district following harassment and physical abuse in the guise of ragging by seniors, officials...
  • Parents ransack school after class 5 student dies September 12, 2013

    Kolkata: Hundreds of parents ransacked the Christ Church School in Kolkata on Thursday where an 11-year-old had died under mysterious circumstances. The parents demanded immediate identification of the senior students who allegedly bullied the victim, a student of class 5, last week and locked her up inside a toilet. The class...
  • WB: Two Jadavpur University students expelled for ragging junior September 11, 2013

    Kolkata: Two Jadavpur University students have been expelled from their college for two semesters after they were found guilty of ragging a junior student. The fourth year Engineering Faculty students have also been expelled from their college hostel. The university's anti-ragging committee probed the complaint of the victim and submitted its...
  • 19-year-old B Pharma student 'ragged' by seniors, attempts suicide September 4, 2013

    A 19-year-old B. Pharma student jumped from the third floor of her college building in Lucknow due to alleged harassment by fellow students and ragging, police said on Wednesday. Sambul Ishaq, a B Pharma student at M C Saxena Institute of Engineering and Management, was severely injured after she jumped from...
  • Nashik: 19-year-old girl ends life after being repeatedly harassed by fellow colleagues September 4, 2013

    Ten youngsters, including four girls, working as trainees in a company were on Tuesday arrested for allegedly driving their 19-year-old female colleague to suicide. The victim, Pranali Pradeep Rane, a resident of Indira Nagar locality in Nashik, had allegedly tried to end her life on Sunday night. She was rushed to...
  • 5 BESU students suspended for ragging fresher August 27, 2013

    Five students of Bengal Engineering and Science University (BESU) were suspended on Tuesday from the university and hostel for one year for allegedly ragging a first year engineering student. Another student was also suspended from the hostel for one year, BESU vice-chancellor Ajay Ray told a press conference in Howrah. All...
  • 22 school students flee away from hostel due to ragging August 26, 2013

    At least 22 students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya fled from their hostel following ragging by senior students in Assam's Hailakandi district, official sources said on Monday. Two class nine students were allegedly locked up in a toilet on Sunday evening by senior students as a part of ragging after which a...
  • 12 AMU medical students booked for ragging August 25, 2013

    Twelve students of the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College at Aligarh Muslim University have been booked for allegedly ragging a junior, police said. The case was registered on Saturday on the basis of a complaint filed by Jawed, a third-year student of the college. According to police, Jawed, who is in his...
  • NHRC issues notice to Madhya Pradesh govt over girl's suicide due to ragging August 23, 2013

    National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued notices to the Madhya Pradesh government regarding a case in which a girl committed suicide after being allegedly humiliated by seniors during ragging in college. Notices have been issued to the Department of Education and Training principal secretary and Bhopal SSP. They have...
  • Kolkata: Two students decide to quit college after being ragged August 16, 2013

    Kolkata: A severe case of ragging has been reported from Kolkata. Two first year students from Maritime Institute in Taratala have alleged that they were brutally ragged after which they have decided to quit college. The victims allege they were subjected to severe physical and mental torture by seniors since...
  • Chief Secy talks tough on ragging menace, says such acts won't be tolerated August 9, 2013

    The Madhya Pradesh government has reviewed measures to curb ragging at educational institutions in the state and directed the college authorities to strictly tackle the menace, official sources said on Friday. State Chief Secretary R Parasuram, during a high-level meeting in Bhopal on Thursday, directed a blanket ban on physical and...
  • Bhopal student suicide: Five accused arrested, family demands justice August 9, 2013

    Bhopal: Four female students and a teacher of the RKDF college in Bhopal have been arrested after an 18-year-old pharmacy student of the same college killed herself, leaving behind a suicide note naming the five accused alleging that they ragged her for over six months. Eighteen-year-old Anita, a second year Pharmacy...
  • Girl commits suicide after ragging; five arrested August 8, 2013

    A girl student of a pharmacy college allegedly committed suicide after being ragged by her seniors and a faculty member, police said on Thursday. Four of her seniors, all females, and the faculty member were arrested on Thursday, they said. Anita Sharma (18), pursuing her B-Pharma second year course from...
  • Bhopal: Pharmacy student alleges ragging by seniors, commits suicide August 8, 2013

    Bhopal: A second year pharmacy student in Bhopal committed suicide, alleging she was ragged by her seniors. In her suicide note the deceased blamed four senior girls and a boy for allegedly harassing her. The note mentions that they tried to force her into a relationship with the boy and...
  • Cabinet approves health insurance for rickshaw-pullers June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Rickshaw-pullers, rag pickers, sanitation workers and taxi drivers are among a host of unorganised sector workers who have been brought under the ambit of the national health insurance scheme in a decision taken by the union cabinet Tuesday. The Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) would be extended to rickshaw-pullers,...
  • Family of boy who committed suicide due to ragging seeks justice May 13, 2013

    Mumbai: A 19-year-old engineering student's life met a tragic end in Mumbai. His suicide note names two seniors who allegedly ragged him. Engineering student Nitin Padalkar, unable to handle the stress and anguish of being ragged in college, allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a train in Kalyan...
  • Mumbai: 19-year-old jumps in front of a train after he was allegedly ragged May 12, 2013

    Mumbai: A second-year engineering student of a Navi Mumbai college committed suicide after allegedly being ragged. The 19-year-old jumped in front of a local train on Friday. He has named two of his fellow students in his suicide note for harassing him for several months. The victim, Nitin Padalkar, ended his...
  • Mumbai NSUI President suspended for dancing naked at party function May 7, 2013

    Mumbai: National Students Union of India's (NSUI) Mumbai unit President Suraj Singh Thakur has been suspended for allegedly dancing naked at a party function. Thakur was suspended on Monday for dancing naked. He had been re-elected as NSUI President in December 2012. It is still unclear as to what made Thakur...
  • Three arrested for ragging female student at college March 25, 2013

    Hyderabad: A student, pursuing a degree course at a religious college at Shamshabad in Hyderabad, has accused three male students of ragging and teasing her on the campus. Following the complaint, Shamshabad Police on Sunday arrested Abhishek, E John and Andrews for allegedly ragging and teasing the girl, police said. The...
  • Gurgaon: Engineering student allegedly thrashed by seniors March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: A first-year male student of a private engineering college in Gurgaon remains critical in the ICU after he was found drugged and unconscious with multiple injuries outside the college premises. The student is a resident of Delhi. His classmates allege that some seniors may have beaten him up....
  • Woman who escaped marriage at 17 returns as a millionaire February 1, 2013

    Kolkata: In what is a 'rags to riches' story, Chanda Zaveri fled from the pressures of getting married at 17 and returned home 30 years later as a millionaire. Born in a conservative Marwari family, her mother wanted to force her into a marriage that she did not want and...
  • 'Indian student found hanging in Germany was not ragged' January 19, 2013

    New Delhi: An Indian student in Germany, who was found hanging in his apartment on January 8, had not complained of any ragging by seniors, officials of the Indian consulate have found. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin, in a tweet, said that officials of the Indian consulate in...