Ragging stress lands class 9 Pune girl in hospital
Pune: Supriya (name changed), a Std XI student of MIT Junior College, has been admitted to hospital after an incident of alleged ragging by girls from her class left her in deep shock. The traumatised girl’s parents have alleged that her classmates forced her to eat non-vegetarian food, used her new moped without her consent and even taunted her for not having a boyfriend.
Following the incident, the parents withdrew Supriya’s admission on August 29 and made a formal complaint before the junior college authorities, seeking stringent action against the girls responsible.
“My daughter was studying in MIT college and for the last one month she was facing harassment by three of her classmates,” Supriya’s father said. “She suffered in silence for long, not uttering a single word at home or making any complaint to the class teacher or principal.
He said that over the one month of ragging Supriya went through, she was forced by the three girls from her class to do various humiliating things. “She was once asked to eat non-vegetarian food even though she is vegetarian,” he said.
“Her class mates took rides on her new moped without her consent and even teased her for not having a boyfriend. For the entire month of August she was going through these traumatic situations and finally in the last week of the month, she broke her silence and narrated the incident of ragging to us, which made us approach the police and the college.”