24 IITK students face termination for ragging
KANPUR:Twenty-four students of the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IIT-K) may be terminated over charges of ragging junior students.
The IIT-K administration is likely to lodge police complaints against them.
A final decision in the case will be taken at the Senate meeting scheduled for September 21.
As many as 30 junior students had accused 50 senior students of harassing them in the name of ragging.
In their complaint to the dean, student affairs, the students alleged that their seniors thrashed them, abused them and forced to do inappropriate acts on August 20.
The dean referred the complaint to anti-ragging committee for inquiry and recommendation for punishment.
The committee found that 24 students indulged in ragging and recommended their termination and lodging of police cases against them.
Deputy director, IIT-K, Dr Manindra Agarwal said further inquiry was on against the students.
Members of the students’ senate have demanded a thorough inquiry into the matter before awarding punishment to any student. The members said the antiragging committee should give an opportunity to the accused students to reply to the allegations against them.
They, however, admitted that cases of ragging had increased in the past few years as the IIT-Kanpur administration was reluctant in taking stern action against the guilty.
MEMBERS OF THE STUDENTS’ SENATE HAVE DEMANDED A THOROUGH INQUIRY INTO THE MATTER BEFORE AWARDING PUNISHMENT TO ANY STUDENT.