CUTTACK: A Plus Two first year student of Ravenshaw University has accused four seniors of ragging her. The victim, who is said to have lost her mental balance due to repeated harassment by her seniors, has been admitted to the Psychiatric ward of SCB Medical College and Hospital.
According to victim’s father Anirudha Mahapatra of Batira village under Marshaghai block in Kendrapara district, his daughter, a physically-challenged girl, was staying in a room at Daya Hostel which was also shared by four other senior students.
‘’My daughter was ragged by her roommates for more than 15 days. The seniors often tortured my daughter both physically and mentally. They often pulled her down from the bed when she was asleep, threw her medicines and other belongings out and hid her mobile phone. The seniors also abused and harassed her following which she lost her mental balance and was admitted to the Psychiatric ward of SCB on Monday,’’ said Anirudha.
He alleged that 15 days back, his daughter had informed him about the incidents following which he had requested the hostel in-charge to change her room. But the hostel authorities assured him that such incidents will not be repeated.
However, the torture and harassment continued and she was brought back to her home on November 5. But when she started talking to herself and behaved abnormally, she was admitted in SCB, Anirudha said.
VC of Ravenshaw Univesity Prof Prakash Chandra Sarangi said he has directed the Chief Warden to inquire into the alleged matter. Stringent action will be initiated against her roommates if they are found guilty, he said.