21 Medical Students From Manjeri Medical College Suspended For Ragging 41 Juniors

21 Medical Students Suspended After Ragging 41 Juniors Allegedly : 21 senior students have been suspended after allegedly ragging their juniors.  This incident took place in Manjeri Medical College in Malappuram.  Nearly 41 students have complained of being ragged by their seniors in the college.  The college took action against all the 21 senior students by suspending them from the college on Monday.The incident may cast a shadow over the Medical Council of India’s (MCI) approval for the institution if serious lapses are found on the part of the college administration in handling the issue.

21 Medical Students From Manjeri Medical College Suspended For Ragging 41 Juniors

21 Medical Students From Manjeri Medical College suspended
21 Medical Students From Manjeri Medical College suspended

The incident came to light just a month after the MCI expert panel’s inspection of the college and its approval for the admissions.  The institute was established in 2013 and it was the first time such an incident was reported. Nevertheless, the college said that MCI has not taken any action and termed the incident as insignificant.   Dr. P.S. Sanjay, the in-charge of the men’s hostel said “The college administration has taken the issue seriously and preliminary actions were taken against the students. The anti-ragging cell at the college is active in making students aware of the repercussions and curbing the menace” where the reported ragging took place.

21 Medical students suspended on allege ragging

On Wednesday, a three-committee of teachers headed by Dr. P.J. Babu will submit an inquiry report regarding the 43 complaints they received about ragging.

The anti-ragging committee of the college that has both police and lawyers included will sit for a meeting on Wednesday to discuss and decide on the action to be taken.

The incident came front when few of the first-year students were found sleeping during the class hours.  When teachers questioned the students about the same, they then revealed that they were being ragged by their seniors in night time and were being assigned to do various activities like singing and drinking water from toilet taps.

Dr. Sanjay said “The authorities have swung into action immediately after the issue was divulged. Forty-three students have complained of such minor issues and the college management committee decided to suspend them pending inquiry.”

The parents of 21 suspended students were asked to give an explanation on Monday.