In September 02 Anup Kumar, 19, committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence in Kanpur. In his suicide note, Anup said that he was going through mental agony due to the sexual harassment by second-year students of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Lucknow, in the name of ragging
On 7 March 2009, Aman Kachroo, 19, a first year student of Dr Rajendra Prasad Medical College, Tanda, Kangra, HP, India, had repeatedly complained to his parents about the brutal ragging that took place on the Medical College campus — often by completely drunk third-year students. On Friday night and Saturday morning (March 6-7, 2009), the boy was beaten so badly that he died of brain hemorrhage
Satwinder Kumar, 28, ended his life on 3 March 2010. He was a student of the Advanced Training Institute, Mumbai. In his suicide note he named seven seniors who had ragged him so much that he left for home for Kurukshetra rather than take mid-term exams. Before he could reach home, he committed suicide by throwing himself before a goods train in Rajasthan's Jhalawar district
I can just finish my post with these 3 news also as they explicitly define the whole situation. What kind of legacy is the newcomers of college are receiving and how it continues to run every year? Every year the joy of getting into a good college is replaced soon with the fear of ragging. Parents shudder more than their wards. College authorities also have strain on their mind as they have stress of managing this social sickness.
I always have this peculiar feeling what whoever had started this ragging custom has nothing ill in his mind. I mean we all are very reserved and conserved till our school life. We don’t know how to interact with the outer world and how to describe ourselves in front of others. Many of us are having hidden talents but they are never shown up as they are covered with a thick layer of shyness and hesitation. A forced introduction by any senior... [continues]
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