Police have lodged an FIR against 10 students of Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology (MIT) on Thursday for allegedly ragging Raj Aryan, a first-year student of information technology.
The police action comes after Aryan complained of physical and mental torture at the hands of his seniors. Aryan had taken admission on August 17. He applied for a transfer certificate on September 3 and finally left the institute on September 5.
District magistrate (DM) Anupam Kumar has ordered the principal of MIT, Kumar Surendra, to take necessary action against the erring students.
The DM also referred the issue to senior superintendent of police (SSP) Saurav Kumar, who instituted an FIR at Barhampura police station on Thursday against 10 MIT students.
The SSP said sub-inspector Ravikant Jha of Barhampura police station had been made the investigating officer in the case.
“I have asked him to identify the culprits involved in the ragging and also those who assaulted Aryan. The FIR was lodged following a statement of Ajit Prasad, the father of Ayran, a resident of Khusroopur village in Patna district,” the officer added.
“Had he (Aryan) not collected his transfer certificate, my son would have been killed or forced to commit suicide because of the torture meted out to him,” the father stated in the FIR.
Prasad quoted his son as saying that first-year students residing in hostels and on the MIT premises were paraded naked in the dark.
The investigating officer quoted Aryan’s father as saying that his son was still in a state of shock.
The officer said he would record Aryan’s statement in a day or two so that a strong case could be made against the offenders. “I would also record the statement of the principal,” he said.
The MIT principal said the anti-ragging cell has started investigating the case and the matter would be brought to the notice of the anti-disciplinary committee.