Bhopal: RGPV dean meets Oriental College ragging victim

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Sep 01, 2014 15:20 IST

The dean students’ welfare (DSW) of the Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV) on Saturday visited the Oriental Institute of Science and Technology to look into the case of alleged ragging of a first year BE student by a group of seniors.

The DSW Anil Goyal however said that he found discrepancies in the statement of the student when compared to the college records.

The college records reportedly show Rohit as absent on August 26 and 27. Rohit had reported that the incident occurred on August 27. Also, the college authorities told the DSW that the CCTV camera footage from the college gate on the date do not show Rohit entering or leaving the college.

"The boy is not able to identify the seniors and confirmed that he did not report the matter to the faculty members," the DSW said. Further details are being sought and also detailed statements of all concerned would be taken before proceeding with action, he said.

Goyal said the investigation would continue on Monday and Tuesday to ascertain the reality before any further steps are taken. He would be joined for investigation by other members of the university.

The junior student of automobile engineering branch had lodged a complaint with police on Friday claiming that a group of unidentified seniors had ragged him and then slashed his hands with a blade. The police have registered a case in the matter.

The RGPV has taken cognisance of the incident and initiated an inquiry headed by the Goyal.

The DSW spent about three hours at the college on Saturday. Goyal spoke to the victim student in presence of his father and his brother. The student’s classmates and the college authorities were also present on the occasion.

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