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Ragging complaint

A postgraduate student of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital has lodged a complaint of mental torture against a senior girl student.

Police said the complainant had fallen sick after swallowing eight sleeping pills together last week and had to be admitted to the medical college. Cops suspect the alleged mental torture was behind the incident.

The complainant, from a town in Hooghly, lodged complaints with the principal of the medical college, Tapan Lahiri, and Bowbazar police station on Sunday night.

“We have registered a case under the anti-ragging act. The complaint has been referred to the director of medical education,” said joint commissioner (crime) Pallab Kanti Ghosh.

The director of medical education, Sushanta Banerjee, said the medical college had formed a five-member probe committee, headed by medical superintendent and vice-principal Shikha Bandopadhyay.

The panel has been asked to submit its report within seven days.