After 41 juniors alleged ragging, 21 senior medical students suspended, Kerala :- After being accused of ragging to their juniors, 21 senior students of Manjeri Medical College in Malappuram have been suspended by the college aministrations. 41 students complained of ragging against their seniors, after which the college administration swung into action on Monday.
The ragging incident came just a month after the MCI expert panel’s inspection of the college and its facilities for the approval of admissions. This is the first time that ragging was reported in the institution since the college established in teh year 2013.
Dr. P.S. Sanjay who is the in-charge of men’s hostel said that the anti ragging cell of the college is active in making students aware of the repercussions and curbing the ragging. The college administration has taken the issue seriously and preliminary actions were taken against the students. On Monday, the three-member committee of teachers headed by Dr. P.J. Babu would submit the inquiry report. The committee probes 43 complaints of ragging.
On Wednesday, the college’s anti-ragging committee consisting of police and lawyers would also meet to discuss the probe outcome and decide further action. The ragging incident came to light when a teacher saw a first-year students sleeping during the class hours a few days ago. On asking, the students said that the senior students had taken them out of rooms in the late night and forced them to do several activities like singing and some were made to drink water from toilet taps.
Dr. Sanjay said that after the issues came to light, the college authorities have swung into action immediately. 43 students have complained of such minor issues and the college management committee decided to suspend them pending inquiry.
On Monday, the Principal had also sought an explanation from the parents of the 21 students. The college administration also directed to all the suspended students to stay away from the hostel and college campus until further orders.