Ragging issue: Scindia school expels 3 students, suspends 2 officials

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 26, 2014, 19:18 PM IST

 

New Delhi: Gwalior-based Scindia School has expelled three students for their alleged involvement in the ragging of a student, who was later admitted to a private hospital here, and suspended two school staff for their negligence.

Terming the incident as "shocking and disturbing", the school management, in a statement released here, said that they have taken action against the students and the house master and the assistant house master on the recommendations of a special committee which probed the matter by interviewing students and staff members.

"As per the recommendations of the special committee, the three students, who were found to be involved in the matter, have been expelled from the school with immediate effect. The house master and the assistant house master found negligent in this matter have been debarred from their duties," they said.

The school said it has a zero tolerance policy towards indiscipline and as a proactive step it had set up a special committee consisting of the principal, vice principal and an eminent entrepreneur of Gwalior who is the parent of a former student of the school.

Adarsh Singh, son of Bihar minister Jai Kumar Singh, was found in an unconscious state on August 20 evening in hostel room. He was first admitted to a hospital in Gwalior but later admitted to a private hospital here.

The school has also deputed a teacher at the hospital to look after any requirement for his medical care, the statement said.

"The entire school community is deeply concerned for Adarsh's well being we once again pray for his early recovery," it said.

The local police has lodged an FIR in the matter and begun probe.