Medicos booked for ragging first year student in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A first year MBBS student of Shri Jagannath Medical College and Hospital (SJMCH) in Odisha’s Puri city was allegedly meted out ragging by some of his seniors at the health institute.

SJMCH Dean and Principal Maya Padhi lodged an FIR in this regard with Penthakata Marine Police Station in the Holy City on August 19.

As per the complaint, some senior students of SJMCH, including Satyapriya Panda, Subham Sharma and Gourav Kumar, had called MBBS first year student Abhishek Meena to a room on August 17 and allegedly meted out ragging to him.

The senior students allegedly asked Abhishek to shave his face repeatedly and abused him with obscene languages. They also pushed him by grabbing his neck and warned him of dire consequences if he reveals the incident to anyone. The victim had informed the incident to the authorities of the health institute, said the FIR.

In the FIR, the SJMCH Dean urged the police to conduct a probe into the incident and take appropriate action in this regard.

On the basis of the FIR, the police have registered a case under Sections 341, 323, 294, 506 and 34 of the IPC.

Satyapriya, Shubham, Gourav and a few other students were made accused in the case, sources said.

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