BJ Medical College in Ahmadabad has set up an internal five-member committee to investigate a reported case of alleged ragging of a first year student. The further reported have also revealed that the student was also physically assaulted. The victim was ragged by Shubham Jain, a second year orthopaedic resident doctor.
The facts of the case are amusing- Jain was reportedly staying in the same room as the victim to be able to harass the first year student. The room was already allotted to Jain.
The committee also alleged that Jain use to abuse the victim. The victim is the son of a senior surgeon in Ahmedabad, and was subject to continuous bullying by Jain. In an incident, he was forced to wear a shirt bearing `I am a fool’ and was paraded inside the ward.
An inquiry into the matter was set after the University Grant Commission’s (UGC) anti-ragging cell pressurized the case from New Delhi in October this year. This is the first time UGC’s anti-ragging cell, which also has a centralized helpline for students across India, reported the case directly to the medical college. It later filed a complaint with the Shahibaug police.
The accused doctor, a Delhi-native, was even arrested by Shahibaug police and later released on bail. Jain has been suspended with immediate effect till the police submit their report and the antiragging committee of the college decides action against him, as reported by TOI.
The committee in its re commendation has stated that Jain should be debarred from studying for at least one year and the UGC and Medical Council of India should also be informed about his act. The committee said that the college should also recommend that the registration of Jain should be cancelled.