As a crack down on Ragging habits, The National Institute of Design (NID) at Ahmedabad had expelled two students recently for brutally and sexually ragging a fresher from Calcutta. Additionally three more students were ordered to vacate the Institute’s hostel for their indirect involvement in the ragging.
An 18-year-old boy from Calcutta was ragged from day one after joining the institute on June 18. The boy’s ordeal began just half an hour of entering the hostel of NID. Two boarders started ragging him immediately while the others enjoyed the ‘Show’.
The devastated fresher then rang up his father in Calcutta, who consoled him by saying that things would be all right soon and he (the boy) should not leave the hostel.
But the seniors continued tormenting him. The seniors did not allow him even to sleep at night barging into his room at all hours and asking him to do various ‘obscene things’ amounting to sexual harassment. An NID student said that the boy was so terrified that he did not enter his room at night and slept on the terrace of an adjoining building.
The boy’s father flew in from Calcutta this week and lodged a formal written complaint with the institute’s authority, which promised action. The father however took the devastated boy back home.
The Registrar of the Institute , Ms Vijaya Deshmukh said, “We have already taken stern action against the guilty students.” She further added that the fresher would again join the institute next week.