BHU suspends students for ragging

Four students of the BHU, arrested for allegedly assaulting and ragging a physically challenged boy in the campus, were on Saturday suspended from the varsity and asked to vacate the hostel, a senior official said here.

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2010, 21:02 PM IST

Varanasi: Four students of the Banaras
Hindu University (BHU), arrested for allegedly assaulting and
ragging a physically challenged boy in the campus, were on Saturday
suspended from the varsity and asked to vacate the hostel, a
senior official said here.

A show-cause notice has also been served to Prof G C R
Jaiswal, the then administrative officer of I N Gurtu Hostel,
where the incident took place, BHU Press Publication and
Publicity (PPP)cell chairman Prof Rajesh Singh said.
The Anti Ragging Committee found six students guilty
of ragging B.Com student Ajit Kumar Upadhyay last year.

Upadhayay, a resident of Bihar, was allegedly ragged
by six students on October 13 last year. He was also assaulted
and an MMS was also prepared by his seniors. There were also
reports that a fight had broken out between Upadhayay and
others over non-vegetarian food being served in the hostel
mess.

While Mohit Shukla, Girijesh Tiwari (both students of
B.Com final year), Anuj Lal (student of L.LB first year) and
Ashish Gautam (MBA), were arrested on Thursday on a complaint
filed by Upadhayay, two others Rajat Anand and Ragav Alok have
completed their course and left the university campus. Efforts
are on to nab the two.
All the accused have been suspended from their classes
till the completion of the committee`s enquiry.

Meanwhile, taking the moral responsibility for the
incident, Dean of Commerce department Prof Vishambhar Jha
resigned from his post yesterday.

PTI