Published: 21st September 2023
Ragging at Doon Business School, Dehradun: Protests ensue; police, students injured
Police believe that apart from ragging, there is also a rivalry between two groups of students behind this incident
Angry over the decision of the college administration regarding the incident of ragging of a second-year BBA student in a prestigious college in Dehradun, hundreds of students vandalised the college campus, stated a report in The New Indian Express.
After the incident of ragging, the victim student released a video in this regard and narrated his ordeal, which provoked a large number of students. According to information received from police sources, "A case of ragging has come to light in Dehradun's Doon Business School. The victim Aditya Basak is a BCom second-year student and was beaten up so badly by senior students in the name of ragging that there were brutality marks all over his body".
After the incident, the Station Officer (SO) of the Selakui police station, Mohan Singh, took suo motu cognizance and registered an FIR against 150 to 200 students and also sought an explanation from the college administration for hiding the incident.
"On getting information about the incident, they rushed to the spot and tried to pacify the agitated students. A few students tried to attack them too and two constables were injured," SO Mohan Singh told The New Indian Express.
"Atul Rawat, Anil Kumar and Sen Gupta, the faculty who were held hostage in the boys' hostel there, somehow managed to escape from the clutches of the students," station officer Singh said.
According to the police, "The management expelled the accused students for 30 days, but at the same time, a large number of students were angry about this decision of the management when they came to know that the students who came to save them from ragging have also been expelled by the college administration for 21 days."
Police believe that apart from ragging, there is also a rivalry between two groups of students behind this incident.
Police have registered a case against 150 to 200 people under Sections 147, 186, 188, 332, 342, 353, 504 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for obstructing government work, assault and rioting. No arrest has been made so far.