The senior students of King George’s Medical University have seemingly found out new ways of ragging their juniors. In a complaint made to the medical college’s administration secretly by the freshers and their guardians, it was revealed that the senior students have been using mobile technology – specifically the video call options – to rag them.
In news reports, the freshers have claimed that they are ragged by the seniors after midnight by way of making video calls. They are are then instructed on performing several tasks and stunts, including slapping and beating each other. If someone fails or refuses to do so, they are warned severely by the seniors.
Giving further detail about the incident, KGMU Chief Proctor Prof. R S Kushwah said that many fresher students of the 2017 MBBS batch received video calls at night between 2:18 am and 4:26 am on August 20. The students were asked to slap each other, wear unscrupulous clothing to college and keep hair absolutely small. Not just this, the students had also been asked to open the doors of their hostel mates at odd hours. On refusing to obey orders of their seniors, some of the freshers are even reported to have been warned of dire consequences. The past mid-night video calls continued for three days that had the freshers on tenterhooks by being ragged in such a manner.
On receiving complaints from the freshers, the administration of KGMU has taken action. After checking call details, names of two students Anurag Agarwal and Abhijit Gupta of MBBS Batch 2016 have surfaced, who are alleged to have made the ragging calls. The duo have been evicted from the college hostel. The college has also constituted an inquiry team for a thorough investigation into the ragging incident.
With the start of a new session, freshers had only joined the reputed King George’s Medical University on August 16, 2017.