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In the wake of ragging complaints, Kerala medical college suspends 21 students  

As many as 21 students of a government medical college in Manjeri here have been placed under suspension for allegedly ragging their juniors, college authorities said on Wednesday.

india Updated: Dec 21, 2016 12:42 IST
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First year students at a medical college in Kerala submitted a complaint to college authorities alleging they were ragged by their seniors. (Sushil Kumar/HT File Photo)

As many as 21 students of a government medical college in Manjeri here have been placed under suspension for allegedly ragging their juniors, college authorities said on Wednesday.

Following a joint complaint from over 40 students of first year MBBS course, authorities took action against the pupils on Tuesday who were in their second and third year course.

The students in their complaint alleged that they were stripped naked and forced to clean toilets at the college hostel and were also compelled to drink polluted water.

A three-member committee has been constituted to conduct an inquiry, college officials said.

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The college’s anti-ragging committee will take further action after the submission of report by the inquiry committee, they said.

The incident comes a few days after eight students of a government polytechnic college in Kottayam district were booked for allegedly ragging their juniors in the hostel.

The students, accused of ragging first year students in the hostel attached to the polytechnic, were booked early this month, police had said.

They have also been suspended from the institution at Nattakom.