22 students of IIT Kanpur suspended for ragging
IIT Kanpur suspends 16 students for three years, 6 for one year for ragging
The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur has suspended 22 students (including 16 for three years and six others for a year) after they were found guilty of ragging their juniors. The decision was taken by the institute’s managements senate, the apex decision-making body, at a meeting held on Monday night after it heard the third-year students guilty of making their juniors strip and do objectionable acts to each other. The ragging was recorded on cell phones and circulated on social media groups, authority informed.
About 30 junior students filed a complaint to the dean of student affairs against 50 seniors, saying they were thrashed, abused, and forced to do inhuman acts on 20 August this year. The dean of student affairs referred his complaint to the anti-ragging committee for an inquiry and recommendation of punishment. The committee found the involvement of 24 senior students and recommended the termination of the students from the courses as well as registering a police complaint against them.
Action against the senior students was expedited only after one of the professors at the institute wrote about the incident on his blog.