|Students interact with each other outside Chanakya National Law University campus in Patna
on Wednesday. Telegraph picture
Patna, July 27: An alleged incident of ragging at the girls’ hostel of Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) last night sparked off tension on the campus.
Though the university authorities tried to cover up the incident, sources said some second-year students allegedly ragged first-year girls in the hostel. Officials refuted any such incident but many students informed their guardians about it.
The sources claimed that the seniors allegedly summoned a few first-year girls near the hostel mess on the pretext of getting introduced after dinner. Then, they allegedly ragged them from midnight to 2am.
The freshers were not only asked to introduce themselves but were also ordered to fetch water, chips and other eatables from their rooms.
A first-year student of CNLU, who refused to reveal her identity, told The Telegraph: “After dinner got over last night, some of the seniors summoned some of my friends and me to the hostel mess for introduction. When we reached three, all freshers were asked to stand in a row and give introduction one by one.” During the two-hour ragging, the first-year students were warned not to return to their rooms.
The incident has left the first-year students in utter shock. Rakesh Sharma (name changed), whose daughter studies at CNLU, told The Telegraph: “My daughter told me that some of the first-year students were called by their seniors to the hostel mess and were asked to introduce themselves.”
During the so-called introduction, the seniors abused and scolded those freshers whose replies failed to satisfy them. The Telegraph visited the campus today and tried to speak to some of the first-year students. The shocked girls were initially reluctant to disclose any information but later admitted that some of their batchmates were ragged by the seniors till 2am on the pretext of introduction.
S.P. Singh, the registrar of the university, told The Telegraph: “Till now, I have not received any complaint about any such incident on the college campus.”
He also said the university had an anti-ragging cell comprising Colonel S.P. Gupta, the security officer, K.K. Diwidi, the boys’ hostel warden, A.S. Laxmi, the girls’ hostel warden, and two senior teachers, Shivani Mohan and Priyadarshi. A source said: “The anti-ragging committee of the university was planning to take action in the matter after having identified two second-year students involved in the incident.”