54 students fined Rs 25, 000 each for ragging in Bihar


Patna: As many as 54 girl students of the Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) have been fined Rs 25,000 each in connection with incidents of ragging.

The fined Darbhanga students include both second-year and first-year students. While the seniors have been fined for their alleged involvement in ragging, the juniors have been financially punished for refusing to identify their tormentors, according to sources.

The college authorities took the action after its Anti-Ragging Committee submitted a report. The Committee was formed on a directive of the Medical Council of India (MCI).

On November 11, a first-year student of the DMCH living in the college hostel complained to the MCI about the ragging incident. She accused the senior students of repeated ragging.

Earlier this month, the administration of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital in Bhagalpur imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 each on 33 second-year students for ragging juniors.

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