Top 5 Cases of Ragging in India
That Shocked The World
Those who indulge in ragging probably don't realise the extent of how it affects those at its receiving end. Either that, or they only want others to go through what they were made to experience at one time.Ragging has been one of the most troublesome issues in India. Ragging has become more of a norm than an exception in a number of educational institutes across the country, some develop mental disorders, some choose to end their lives while many others are also murdered by the force of ragging. Here's a look at the 5 most shocking cases of ragging that led to deaths in India.
5. Delhi Public School,Noida Ragging :-
In a recent case of ragging, a 15-year-old student of Delhi Public School Noida has been hospitalized after 17 seniors beat him up with sticks and metal rods. He was allegedly bullied by his seniors who asked him to strip and sit on the floor. While returning to the hostel after dinner, the student was assaulted by a couple of seniors who retaliated after he made a complaint to the school authorities.
The victim’s father has filed an FIR against the 17 students, naming at least 6 of them in the complaint.
4. Akash Agarwal :-
In 2014, a pharmacy student from the Calcutta Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology was found dead near railway tracks in Kolkata. Reports suggested that the 20-year-old was ragged and beaten up by his seniors in college.
Reports claimed that Akash was bullied by the accused continuously during his time in the institute. In fact, others claimed that he was also stopped from taking a very crucial test by the five. His friends helped recognize five suspects who were suspended from the college.
3. Ajmal PM :-
Another shocking case of ragging came when in 2012, a 17-year-old aeronautical engineering student, Ajmal PM was set on fire by his seniors! The student was studying at an engineering college in Bangalore, where he was ragged by a group of four seniors who had failed and were in his class. As he went inside the common bathroom, Ajmal could smell thinner and soon enough, the room was set on fire. He suffered 60% burns on his body and passed away a few days after the incident.
2. Aman Kachroo :-
Aman Satya Kachroo was only 19-years-old when four seniors ragged him to death at Dr Rajendra Prasad Medical College in Himachal Pradesh in 2009. The young medical student suffered head injuries which he later succumbed to. Kachroo had, just a day before his unfortunate death, filed a complaint against the accused for ragging him
In his complaint, Kachroo claimed that the four accused, Ajay verma, Naveen Verma, Mukul Sharma and Abhinav Verma, drunk, gathered around 13 first-year students and asked them to slap and hit each other. He also said that Ajay Verma later slapped him seven times. This apparently carried on till 4 am that day. The next day, Aman went to the college hospital complaining of a severe head ache. He succumbed to his head injuries that night.
1. Pon Navarasu :-
One of the most pivotal cases of ragging in India occurred in 1996, in which 19-year-old Pon Navarasu’s dismembered body was found around different parts of Tamil Nadu. Navarasu was studying at Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalia University in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu. He was allegedly ragged by a senior, John David, who began physically assaulting him when he refused to strip and lick his footwear.
It was later revealed that David was known to be a bully at the college and went after Navarasu when he realized that the latter’s father was the former Vice Chancellor of Madras University. After interrogation, David confessed to the crime and was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences.