From Our Correspondent
AGARTALA, March 11, 2018
In a brazen attack of alleged ragging in college campus, a first year civil engineering student of National Institute of Technology, Agartala, was reportedly hospitalized after he was assaulted by a group of senior students this afternoon.
The student was identified as Dui Doji, 17, from West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
On the issue, Associate Dean of Students Affairs Dr. Uttam Kumar Bera told TNT- The Northeast Today that the student was beaten by 12-13 senior students at a techno cultural fest two days back.
“A senior student slapped him during techno cultural fest over some altercation and he punched back. In the clash that ensued, he received minor injuries”, Bera said. He claimed Doji was treated at the NIT Hospital and later referred to ILS Hospital in Agartala.
However, the Associate Dean claimed the incident was not a case or ragging. The institute would, nonetheless, initiate stern action on the senior students.
A meeting of the anti-ragging committee was held today. It would recommend punitive steps against the students who attacked Doji tomorrow, which might include suspension from hostel, denial to join placement interviews, financial fines etc.
However, a student of the institute informed this correspondent that the clash occurred this afternoon itself after the Doji started laughing amidst interaction with the institute’s student union vice president.
“They felt Doji was on drugs since he was laughing hysterically. Senior students beat him and he slapped back, following which the clash started”, the student said on condition of anonymity.
Doji was later hospitalized with a bleeding ear and swollen right eye.
SP (Control) Pradip De said he was not aware of any such complaint being filed with the police.