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Two students’ group clash at BHU after ragging incident

The boy along with his friends clashed with the group of students who reportedly ragged his sister and other students. The group held the student, who led the group of students involved in ragging of juniors, hostage in a hostel for about an hour and released him only after BHU authorities assured of proper action.

lucknow Updated: Sep 09, 2017 16:12 IST
HT Correspondent
Police on BHU campus after the incident.
Police on BHU campus after the incident.(HT Photo)

A group of five BA previous year students, including two girl students, alleged ragging by a group of BA second year students in faculty of arts, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) on Friday. The matter came to light when one of the girls informed her brother who was also a student at the faculty of arts.

The boy along with his friends clashed with the group of students who reportedly ragged his sister and other students. The group held the student, who led the group of students involved in ragging of juniors, hostage in a hostel for about an hour and released him only after BHU authorities assured of proper action.

As per reports, BA previous year students alleged that a group of five BA second year students distributed a printed format, seeking details such as name, mobile number, and email address of the juniors (BA previous students). While some students filled the format, a few girls rejected it.

One of the students of leading BA second year students allegedly forced the girl to fill the format. She immediately informed her brother, also a student at faculty of arts. He along with some of his friends reached the spot and beat up those who were reportedly ragging juniors. He picked up the student who forced his sister to give her email and mobile number and brought him to Birla hostel. The boy held him hostage for about an hour.

Meanwhile, on receiving information, BHU chief proctor Prof ON Singh along with security personnel of BHU police reached the spot. He spoke to the students and asked them to release the ‘hostages.’ The students demanded action against him for ragging juniors. Singh assured students of action against the BA second year student who was then released.

Speaking about the action Singh said that five students of BA previous year alleged ragging by some of the students of BA second year. The matter has been transferred to anti-ragging committee. It would probe the issue and decide action against the guilty students.

Meanwhile, heavy police force was deployed outside the hostel as a preventive measure in view of tension among the two groups of students.