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Five medical students held for ragging Dalit junior


Team Udayavani, Dec 30, 2018, 6:37 AM IST

Bengaluru: Five students of ESI Medical College in Bengaluru’s Rajajinagar have been arrested by the police for allegedly ragging a first-year Dalit student of the college.

The arrested – Karan Sharma of Rajasthan, Gautham of Madhya Pradesh, Rahul Jha of New Delhi, Shubhav of Uttar Pradesh and Indrajit of Uttarakhand – all final-year MBBS students allegedly used to harass the freshers. 

On December 24 night, the accused barged into the victim’s room abused him verbally by invoking his caste and slapped him, reportedly because he did not wish them earlier in the day. Later they took him to the terrace, stripped him and cut his hair. 

Acting on the complaint filed by the victim the police have booked the five students under various sections of Karnataka Education Act, IPC and SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. “We produced the accused before the court, which remanded them in judicial custody,” said an investigation officer. 

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