Junior student of gynaecology department lodges complaint with UGC, college could not locate the victim

Indore : A student of Government Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College lodged a complaint with anti-ragging helpline of University Grants Commission (UGC) alleging ragging by senior students.

In his complaint, student claimed that post-graduate fresher students of obstetrics & gynaecology department are being mentally harassed by senior students.

Victim claimed that harassment is abetting victims to commit suicide.

Taking a serious note of the complaint, anti-ragging helpline alerted the college authorities and asked to conduct an inquiry into the matter.

College was also suggested to take strict action against the accused students and file FIR with police into the matter.

Helpline also informed Indore police and the university. Police replied to the helpline saying necessary action will be taken against culprits if a complaint was filed with them.

Meanwhile, college authorities have started probing into the complaint but could not trace the victim so far.

Matter has been assigned to anti-ragging committee of the college.

There are 45 students working in the obstetrics & gynaecology department out of which 20 students are of first year who have recently joined the department. Maximum of students are posted in different places viz some in OPD some in operation theatre, some in wards.  Anti-ragging committee called junior students one by one and enquired about the incident of ragging etc but each and every student reportedly refused knowledge about any incident of ragging or misbehaviour.

“They even refused to lodge any sort of complaint with anti-ragging helpline of UGC,” committee said in its preliminary report.

College sent the report to UGC stating that the complaint was baseless, false and wrong and lodged just to tarnish the image of the institution.

 “We have asked MGM Medical College to furnish report of anti-ragging committee in the ragging complaint. If need be, DAVV’s anti-ragging committee will probe into the matter.”

n Laxmikant Tripathi

dean student welfare, DAVV

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