54 Darbhanga Medical College Girls Fined Rs 25,000 Each For Ragging

| November 19 , 2017 , 17:12 IST

In the second incident of medical students being fined for ragging in the state of Bihar in the past fortnight, at least 54 girl students of the Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) have been fined Rs 25,000 each in connection with charges of ragging.

The fined students include both second-year and first-year students, with the second-year students being penalised for conducting the ragging, and the first-year students for refusing to identify the tormentors.

The ragging came to light when a first-year student directly sent a complaint to the Medical Council of India (MCI) instead of informing the college authorities.

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"The MCI on Friday informed my office and sought action against the culprits," said DMCH principal Dr. R K Sinha.

A meeting of the college's anti-ragging committee was called and the members investigated the girls' hostel, however, neither the senior students nor the junior students confirmed the ragging.

“The monetary fine ranges from Rs 25,000 to one lakh. We have imposed minimum fine of Rs 25000 on entire batch with the deadline of 25 November. Those who don't oblige will be suspended for six months,” said Nodal Officer, Anti-ragging committee Radharaman Prasad Singh.

Recently, the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital in Bhagalpur imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 each on 33 second-year students on charges of ragging.