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Ragging row: Partha promises strict action

Kolkata: State Education minister and Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee on Sunday condemned the incident of ragging of the St. Paul's Cathedral Mission College student. He further assured that if the student lodges a complaint with the party, it will be investigated. It may be mentioned that the complainant belongs to the Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) unit at the college itself.
Immediately after Chatterjee's response, TMCP president Jaya Dutta sought a report on the part of the party unit in the college and said it should be submitted in three days.
"We will ensure that the offenders get punished. We are not ruling out the involvement of outsiders. The party leadership will also be informed about the findings of the report," Dutta said.
It may be mentioned that the complainant who holds a post in the TMCP unit at the college had alleged that he was compelled to parade naked inside the union room of the college and was threatened that the video would be circulated on social networking sites if he narrated the matter to anybody.
According to his complaint, he had asked president of the college unit Arnab Ghosh about the functioning of the union fund. Following this a heated verbal exchange ensued between the two and soon some other senior students took Ghosh's side and then the student was allegedly beaten up by his associates who forced him to walk naked.
On Saturday, when the complainant found that the video had been circulated on social networking site, he lodged a complaint with the college authorities.
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