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Ragging: 54 women student doctors fined for bullying juniors in Bihar medical college


PATNA: A government-run medical college in Bihar has imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on each of 54 second year girl students after they were caught involved in ragging their juniors.

The incident took place in Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), one of the three medical colleges located in Bihar.

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The DMCH principal while taking the matter seriously has asked the accused girls to pay the fine strictly by November 25 failing which they were prohibited from attending their regular classes and also called their guardians to intimate them about their illegal acts.

The action comes in the light of an inquiry conducted by the Medical Council of India (MCI) which found the charges true during the course of inquiry.

As per report, one of the victim girls filed a written complaint with the MCI harassed at her routine ragging by her seniors.

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“Our seniors have been regularly harassing us for the past several days. They abuse, assault and pressurize us to do works very much against our wishes. We are living under tension,” was how the victim girl mentioned in her complaint filed on November 11.

Acting on the complaint, the MCI directed the DMCH principal Dr RK Sinha to register a case against the accused students and initiate tough actions against the culprits in the light of Supreme Court order in this regard.

Subsequently, the principal formed a three-member committee to probe the incident after which all the accused girl students from two semsters were asked to put their views. As they refused to open their mouth despite repeated order, the authorities later imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on each of 54 girl students.

Last week in a similar incident, the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College administration in Bhagalpur district had imposed Rs 25,000 fine each on 33 second-year students for ragging their juniors.

Principal Arjun Singh imposed the fine of Rs 825,000 on the 33 students of the 2016 batch for ragging the 2017-batch students earlier in November.

Courtesy: GULF NEWS

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