Ragging scandal rocks Nagpur Dental College
Nagpur : After the VNIT ragging case, the scourge
seems to have hit Government Dental College and Hospital. College authorities are
busy inquiring into a ragging scandal that has rocked the campus. They received
a letter from a former student last month complaining about alleged ragging he had
to endure while in college.
Viraat Jayswal (name changed), a Pune resident, had enrolled in the college in September
2010 as a fresher but went back to his home town within four months without citing
any reason. In February, he applied for cancellation of his admission and requested
that all his original documents in college possession be handed back to him. A month
later, he sent a letter to the college detailing the actual reason for his leaving
In the letter, Jayswal said he was the victim of prolonged ragging by seniors at
Dental College students hostel. He claimed he was beaten up so badly during one
incident that he had to take medical treatment at Government Medical College and
Hospital. Jayswal named five seniors who he alleged tortured him mentally and physically.
Out of fear of further harassment, he never reported the matter to the authorities.
All the five accused were staying at the same hostel and hence he could not find
the courage to stand up to them. Finally, when he could not handle the trauma he
decided to return to Pune, Jayswal claimed.
Jayswal said he was filing the complaint because he did not want other students
to go through the same trauma. He also named more victims, currently studying at
the hostel, who had similarly suffered but chose to remain silent.
Courtesy: Times of India