Another incident of ragging alleged in Berhampur; junior girl student victimised this time too

Berhampur: A Plus II First Year girl student of Khallikote Higher Secondary School, located in Berhampur of Ganjam district, today alleged that she has faced ragging by seniors.

The incident surfaced close on the heels of ragging by some senior students of Binayak Acharya College in the city and the subsequent rustication order slapped on the 12 accused by authorities of the educational institution on November 17.

Some senior (Plus II Second Year) students of the Higher Secondary School allegedly blasted firecrackers and committed nuisance inside a classroom. A few girl classmates of the victim brought the matter to the knowledge of school authorities, following which, an internal anti-ragging committee has been ordered for a detailed probe into the incident, a spokesperson of the institution said.

“They are entering the class in presence of teachers and creating a lot of disturbance. Girls are insecure in the classroom in presence of teacher. Those anti-social elements come to class and start burning crackers. Showing rude behavior using unparliamentary words,” the complaint letter read.

“I am being misbehaved and scolded in filthy language by some seniors for the last few days. Earlier, I had brought it to the knowledge of the Principal of my school. As no remedial step was taken by him, I complained in writing again today. I feel insecure to come to attend my classes. My parents asked me to stay at home for safety and discontinue my studies,” the victim girl said mediapersons.

It is pertinent to mention, a similar allegation of ragging was previously leveled against some wrongdoers of the Higher Secondary School nearly two months ago. Based on the allegation of some girl students, the school authorities had expelled six accused students for ten days from its campus.

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