Seven Assam students suspended for ragging, assaulting teacher


Guwahati : Seven students from colleges in Assam’s Dibrugarh town have been suspended on charges of ragging and assaulting teachers, officials said Wednesday.

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The action has been taken against four postgraduate students of Dibrugarh University and three undergraduate students from the Assam Medical College in Dibrugarh.

The four students from Dibrugarh University were suspended for two semesters for allegedly assaulting some junior boarders of the hostel.

“The action was taken based on a complaint by some junior boarders that they were physically and mentally tortured by seniors at their hostel. A five-member committee formed to inquire into the incident found them guilty,” Dibrugarh University Registrar Pradip Kumar Bhuyan said.

The Assam Medical College late Tuesday expelled three of its undergraduate students from the hostel for allegedly assaulting a teacher last week.

The incident took place outside the college campus around midnight on Sep 2.

“Apart from expelling the three students from the hostel, we have also debarred the students from attending classes for six months and imposed a fine of Rs.20,000 each,” principal and chief superintendent of the Assam Medical College T.R. Borbora said.

Last month, Dibrugarh University had expelled one postgraduate student and penalised eight more to varying degrees, including cash penalties.

The tough action was initiated following written complaints against the nine students to the vice chancellor by junior students alleging “mental torture” bordering on obscenity.