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Dibrugarh University ragging case: Another accused surrender before police

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HT Correspondent


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DIBRUGARH, Dec 3: Another accused in the Anand Sharma ragging case surrendered before Dibrugarh police on Saturday.

The surrendered student has been identified as Kalyan Dutta.

Earlier on December 2, taking to his social media handle, Dutta claimed that he was innocent.

Dibrugarh additional SP (HQ) Bitul Chetia said, “Till now six students of Dibrugarh University including Dutta have been arrested in connection with ragging incident. The main accused Rahul Chetri is still absconding.”

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On the other hand, Anand Sharma’s health has continued to improve. He was seen sitting in his hospital bed on Saturday. A five member team of doctors performed his surgery on Thursday at a private hospital in Dibrugarh.

Meanwhile, Dibrugarh University Anti Ragging Committee has applied for permission at CJM Court to allow two members to take the hearing of five accused students from jail.

Permission has been sought for law officer of Dibrugarh University, Devraj Sharma and inspector of colleges, Member of Anti Ragging Committee, Dr Rupam Saikia.

The Anti Ragging Committee has already held hearings of 12 accused students in this connection and punishment to four students has already been announced.

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Talking to a media person, Dibrugarh University registrar, Paramananda Sonowal said, “We have constituted the High power committee to inquire into the ragging episode. The committee is looking into all aspects of the case. A counselling team was formed to counsel the students and already the process has been started.”

“From the next session, we are planning for a separate hostel for the seniors and juniors students. CCTV cameras will be installed in every hostel to check the activities of the students,” Sonowal added.


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