Ragging cases on rise in Bangalore but no action yet

State government yet yo take action against rising ragging cases in the city.
Bangalore: A month and a half ago, a brutal case of alleged ragging was reported from MS Ramaiah Institute of Management, with one victim so badly beaten he had to be taken to the Intensive Care Unit. When the incident occurred, Bangalore University and the State government promised to take strict action against the incident. However, a few weeks later, the promises lie forgotten. The Department of Higher Education still hasn’t found out what really happened and the college has been let off the hook.
On October 8 this year, a first year BBM student from the college was admitted to Ramaiah Hospital following alleged ragging by his immediate seniors. Police arrested two second year BBM students in connection with the incident. BU and the state’s higher education department announced separate inquiries over and promised strict action against all those involved.
When the case received a lot of attention from the media, BU Vice Chancellor, Dr B Thimmegowda said he had sought a report on the incident from the college and action would be initiated based on what it contained. When Deccan Chronicle contacted him on Wednesday, he said he wasn’t aware of any report being submitted.
“I will ask the authorities concerned whether or not the college has sent it,” he said, adding, “In cases like these, colleges never submit factual reports.”
Officials from the Department of Higher Education are equally in the dark. “Immediately after the incident, the Higher Education Minister, R.V. Deshpande had ordered the department to file a report. It still hasn’t been done. The incident is a closed chapter,” said a senior official.
( Source : dc )
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