Taking action on a ragging complaint submitted by five students of Class 9, the management of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Odhan in Sirsa district has expelled three Class-11 students and suspended four others for a fortnight.
According to the complaint, senior students treated the juniors as servants, making them wash their clothes and utensils, besides bringing food from the mess. When they defied the seniors' orders, the juniors were allegedly kicked and slapped.
Raj Kumar, Rohtash, Subhash and two other students had given a written complaint to principal Gopal Krishan Mishra, seeking strict action against the erring students.
Talking to Hindustan Times, Mishra said, "On the basis of the complaint, we have issued transfer certificates to three Class-11 students and given a strict warning to four others."
Mishra added, "As per the complaint, the juniors were beaten up by senior students and made to do
chores such as washing clothes. We took the decision after consultation with higher school authorities and have banned the entry of senior students into the juniors' hostel at night.
Sources said the action was taken after students accused their seniors of indulging in indecent behaviour, but the principal denied receiving any such complaint.