An official today informed that the Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital authorities in Bihar have fined the 54 students of the second year for ragging their juniors and will have to pay Rs 50,000 as fine.
DMCH Principal R.K. Sinha imposed the fine. The students have been directed to pay the penalty amount by November 25, the official added. Failing to pay the fine would invite stern action, the college authorities said. The guardians of the 54 students have been informed.
The college authorities took the action after its Anti-Ragging Committee submitted a report. The Committee was formed on a directive of the Medical Council of India (MCI).
On November 11, a first year student of the DMCH living in the college hostel complained to the MCI about the ragging incident. She accused the senior students of repeated ragging.
“The victim complained that she was abused, beaten and mentally tortured. She alleged in her written complaint that the seniors put pressure on her for one work or another,” an official said.