Five medical senior students of a Medical College in Bengaluru’s Rajajinagar have been detained for accused of ragging a Dalit freshman on Christmas Eve. On the basis of the complaint filed by the victim at a local Police Station, the accused were sent to judicial custody.
As per the lodged complaint, the five final-years’ students have entered the 19-years-old’s room at the college hostel on the night of December 24. They have verbally accused the victim, after which one of the convicts had harshly slapped him. They then lifted him to the building’s terrace, where they used to abuse him continuously over the night.
Police report that the convicts, who are from north India, were drunk on the Christmas Eve.
The convicts have been punished under several sections of the SC/ ST Prevention of Atrocities Act and the 1983 Karnataka Education Act. Some of which are non-bailable sections as well.
As per the 1983 Karnataka Education Act, a person found accused of ragging a junior student can also be punished with imprisonment of up to a year. It further specifies that such criminals will be detained on non-bailable warrants.
Last month, 4 medical students were dismissed from a Shimla College for accused of ragging a first-year student hours before their fresher’s party celebration.