Chinsurah, Sept. 14: Four students of the Government College of Engineering and Textile Technology in Serampore were arrested today on the charge of ragging a junior.
The complainant, a student who took admission to the second year in August, had mailed the complaint to the UGC’s anti-ragging website.
The four students, from the third and fourth years, have been charged under IPC Sections 341 (wrongful confinement), 504 (insult intended to provoke breach of peace), 506(2) (threat to cause death or grievous hurt) and 34 (common intention).
They have also been booked under a non-bailable section of the West Bengal Prohibition of Ragging in Educational Institutions Act, 2000. The accused have been suspended by the institution.
The complainant, a resident of Palta, North 24-Parganas, said: “Three seniors called me to their hostel room on the night of September 8, gave me an ATM card and its password, and asked me to withdraw money to buy liquor, cigarettes and cucumber.”
The complainant, who stays in the same hostel, added: “They drank through the night and made me stand in the room. They abused and harassed me till 6am.”
The fourth accused allegedly asked the second-year student to compile details of the girl students in the complainant’s batch, including their names and those of their boyfriends, their dates of birth and their signatures.
After the UGC forwarded the mail to the college authorities, the anti-ragging committee found the four guilty following a preliminary probe. The students were handed over to police.