10 BHU Students Caught Ragging Juniors; Detained

In a case of ragging, a criminal case has been registered against 10 students of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) who were caught red handed ragging their juniors, said officials.

BHU spokesperson Rajesh Singh said that the university’s security staff caught ten students, 8 second year and 2 third year (BTech, Applied Mathematics) ragging their juniors on the Assi Ghat on Wednesday.

“The university has imposed a fine of Rs.50,000 each on the students. They have been expelled from the hostel for six months and barred from attending classes for 15 days,” Singh said.

On Thursday, they were taken into custody by police and have been kept in Lanka police station for interrogation.

“A FIR (first information report) has been registered and we are interrogating the students,” said superintendent of police (City) Vijay Bhushan.

It may be mentioned that on Tuesday, 19 BTech final year students – all girls – were fined for ragging newly admitted girls at the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Allahabad.

“Besides a fine of Rs.50,000 each, the institute has also withdrawn the scholarship of the girls and they were also expelled from the hostel,” said M.D. Tiwari, director of the institute.

However, no case has been lodged against the students.

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