A group of 150 first-year medical students were forced to shave their head and salute their seniors, in an alleged case of ragging that took place at a university in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday.
The video of the incident was shared widely, prompting authorities at the Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences in Safai village to take notice of the incident.
According to a report, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Dr Raj Kumar, has claimed the institution maintained special squads that kept a “check over ragging” and has suspended students for similar incidents.
“We keep a strict vigil on such activities and we have a separate dean social welfare for students. Further, we have an anti-ragging committee to deal with complaints,” he said, adding, “We also have a special squad which visits every place in University to keep a check over ragging. The students can complain to the anti-ragging committee or even to their wardens.”
“Strong action will be taken against those involved. We have suspended students earlier also. I want to assure juniors that they need not worry,” the Vice-Chancellor told.
Three videos were shared in which a small group of students, were seen wearing white coats and could be seen walking in a single file with their heads shaved. The students were seen jogging and offering mock salutes to a group of seniors.
The Vice-Chancellor has promised that action would be taken in this matter.
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