Say no to ragging: Assam CM appeals after Dibrugarh University student jumps off hostel building

Condemning the incident, Assam education minister Ranoj Pegu asked university authorities to be vigilant, take prompt action whenever ragging is reported.

Dibrugarh University (Image: Official website)Dibrugarh University (Image: Official website)

Anu Parthiban | November 28, 2022 | 02:58 PM IST

NEW DELHI: A student of Dibrugarh University jumped from the second floor of the hostel building on Sunday allegedly due to ragging.

Anand Sharma, residing at PNGB hostel in Dibrugarh University jumped from the hostel building to avoid ragging by seniors. Dibrugarh police told the ANI, “Complaint was filed by parents of Dibrugarh University student, Anand Sharma, pertaining to ragging by five people in a hostel there. Accused Niranjan Thakur was arrested while 3 others were detained.”

Condition of the injured victim, who was being treated in a private hospital, is stable, it said.

Taking a note of the incident, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “It has come to notice that a Dibrugarh University student was hurt in an alleged case of ragging. Close watch maintained and follow up action coordinated with district admn. Efforts on to nab the accused, victim being provided medical care.” The chief minister appealed to the students to “say no to ragging”.

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Condemning the incident, Assam education minister Ranoj Pegu said, “I am also asking university authorities to be vigilant and take prompt action whenever any attempt of ragging is reported. Ex-students should not be allowed to stay in hostels.”

“I strongly condemn the ragging incident in Dibrugarh University where a student has been hurt grievously. Asking DU authority and police to take strong action. We will not tolerate such activities,” he said.

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