Magisterial Probe Ordered Into Ragging Incident at DU

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Guwahati: A magisterial enquiry into the ragging incident at Assam’s Dibrugarh University has been ordered by Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu.

Dibrugarh district Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Sanghamitra Baruah will conduct the investigation.

Three students who were allegedly involved in the ragging incident have already been arrested by police. The two students who are reportedly responsible for the incident are still absconding.

The arrested students have been identified as Niraj Thakur, Simanta Hazarika and Pranjit Boruah.

Dibrugarh University administration has expelled 18 students from the PNGB hostel due to their involvement in ragging incidents.

However, the varsity administration has not yet taken any action against the dormitory warden.

Anand Sarma‘s mother Sarita Sharma has filed a police report at the Dibrugarh Police station against the alleged offenders for allegedly ragging and torturing her son both physically and mentally.

She has accused some ex-students and senior students in her FIR namely, Rahul Chetry (ex-student),  Dibyajyoti Gogoi (3rd Semester, Dept of Applied Geology), Subrajyoti Baruah (3rd Sem, Dept of Pol. Sc.),  Niranjan Thakur (3rd Sem, Centre for Physical Education), Kalyan Dutta (3rd Sem, Dept of History) and several others of P.N.G.B. hostel of Dibrugarh University.

Critically injured Anand Sharma, a student of M.Com 1st Semester, Dibrugarh University is currently undergoing treatment in ICU at Aditya Hospital in Dibrugarh.

Anand Sarma reportedly complained to the university administration about his suffering as a result of several students’ ragging.

He gave a written complaint to the Warden of the “Padma Nath Gohain Baruah Chatra Nivas” (PNGBCN hostel) on November 17, 2022, naming 10 students.

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