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IIT expels five students from hostel for ragging fresher

August 20, 2003 12:30 IST

The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, on Wednesday expelled five students (two for two years and three for one) from its hostel in connection with the ragging of a fresher.

The decision was taken at a meeting of IIT disciplinary committee on Tuesday, official sources said.

However, sources in the human resources development ministry expressed "displeasure" over the decision of the committee and asked it to go into the whole issue afresh.

Taking a serious view of the ragging of Prakash Rajpurohit, HRD Minister Murli Manohar Joshi had earlier asked the IIT authorities to take action against the guilty with a warning that the ministry "may even go to the length of closing down the hostel".

Meanwhile, sources said while the parents of Rajpurohit had taken back the complaints lodged with the authorities, the "guilty" students had also given a written apology.

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Sub: IIT expells five from hostel

well i am also a engg graduate from iit. and i strongly feel that ragging is must for freshere. this will make them stron and ...

Posted by D. Singh

Sub: Ragging must be totally stopped ! It should be considered a criminal offence !

It is so sad to hear cases of ragging leading to suicide and mental illness. This is a criminal offense. This only happens in India. ...

Posted by pai

Sub: Please IITians ..............

These IITians are expelled because they acted as a beast.I hope you know what they asked the fresher to do. Still you are saying they ...

Posted by Arun

Sub: iit ragging

i feel that ragging is must for every fresher. it builds a fresher n he/she learns a lot from those harsh days. it is always ...

Posted by robby

Sub: Irs really too much!!

Ragging may have different forms in different campuses but after spending my 4 years in IIT campus, i am pretty sure about the ragging IITs. ...

Posted by Dinesh



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