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CU ragging: Victim adds mental torture to allegation

Kolkata: The first year law student of Calcutta University (CU) on Wednesday alleged that he was not only assaulted but was subjected to mental torture by some senior students who resided in the same hostel at Bidhan Sarani.
The student said that he was made to sing songs, dance and even compelled to use abusive language. He was also paraded and made to dance naked. "One of the senior students involved in the act would pose as a girl and force me to dance with him as if I was his male partner," the complainant said.
Whenever he refused, he was beaten up with a hockey stick. According to him, around 10 students belonging to third, fourth and fifth year were involved in the act.
The victim had lodged a complaint with the University Grants Commission (UGC) on Friday, following which the Vice-Chancellor of CU Sonali Chakravarti Banerjee was urged to take proper action.
It has been learnt that the university has formed a three-member committee to probe the allegations of ragging. The victim has also lodged a complaint with the Amherst Street police station. He had suffered bleeding injuries on his head and neck as a result of the physical assault.
CU Registrar Raja Gopal Dhar Chakraborty said, "We will not tolerate any such incidents for ragging whether in class or in hostel. We have already formed a committee to probe the allegations and strong action will be taken against those found guilty."

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