West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee has sought a report from the higher education secretary over the ragging and abduction of a student of Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET) at Haldia in East Midnapore.
This came on a day, the students of CIPET boycotted classes and held demonstration for hours demanding that the five senior students accused of ragging and abducting Ankit Kumar of first year under graduate course on 04 December be rusticated from the institute.
They also demanded the arrest of three outsiders, who had helped the five accused in abducting Ankit.
As of now, CIPET authorities have suspended the five, who are now in judicial custody after being arrested by the police on 05 December.
Many of the agitating students said that ragging and physical torture were rampant at CIPET but the institute management do very little to curb the menace.
“Mere suspension will not do. The accused shall have to be thrown out for ever,” they said.
Ankit (21), who was abandoned by the road at Mecheda in injured condition, has been shifted to a hospital in Kolkata on Monday. He was undergoing treatment at the Haldia sub-divisional hospital since being rescued by the police and CIPET officials on the evening of 04 December.
The student from Bihar was abducted by his five seniors from CIPET campus and beaten up for complaining to the authorities over the ragging they faced from them.