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Five tribal students in Chhattisgarh suspended for ragging


Raipur : Five tribal students of a government-run school in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district have been suspended for ragging after over a dozen junior students complained that they were forced by the seniors to stroll naked in the hostel complex and beaten, an official said.

The five suspended students were studying in Class 10. The school authorities suspended them late Wednesday night based on prima facie evidence that they would force some students of Class 6 and 7 to walk naked in the hostel campus and also beat them regularly, a senior official of the tribal welfare department told IANS Thursday.

The hostel is located in the complex of Bharti Higher Secondary School in Govindpur locality of Kanker town, about 150 km south of capital Raipur. Over 54 hostel students, including 50 tribal students, are enrolled in the school.

The source said that the hostel superintendent has also been placed under suspension for overlooking the ragging episode.

The juniors were allegedly being ragged for several weeks but it came to light only on Sep 6 when a few victims went to their native village on leave and complained to their parents.