Indore: Ragging is officially banned across the country. But it takes place on a regular basis. In the name of persnonality development, new students are harassed and sexually exploited. First-year students of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College in Indore registered a complaint with the UGC anti-ragging helpline in which they accused some of their seniors of forcing them to carry out indecent and obscene acts, including unnatural sex, police said on Tuesday.
Taking action against the complaint from MGMMC authorities, Sanyogitaganj police came into action and have booked unnamed MBBS students for ragging. The UGC’s anti-ragging unit had informed the MGMMC dean of the complaint and asked him to lodge an FIR.
In the complaint, the newly admitted students have submitted audio recordings of their torture, photographs, and the location of senior students’ flats where they were forced to go for unnatural sex. The victims were forced to go to seniors’ flats, and latecomers had to sit up. Seniors asked them to talk about their female classmates in obscene ways and then slap each other. Some professors are also involved in ragging support in the name of personality development, alleged by victims.
The MGMMC dean, Dr Sanjay Dixit, said, “A meeting of the anti-ragging committee was convened immediately on receiving the mail. The committee endorsed an FIR and a letter was sent to the police. “The dean said police had recorded his statement and sought details of first-year students, day boarders, and hostellers.
Sanyogitaganj police station in charge Tehzeeb Kazi said, “We have issued a notice under CrPC section 91, seeking details to proceed with the investigation.”