Ragged medical student in college hostel in Mumbai, 17 booked

The matter came to light on Friday after the 24-year-old occupational therapy student at GS Medical College and KEM Hospital approached police with a complaint, an official said.

17 people have been arrested for harassing a student at a government medical college and hostel in Mumbai. (Picture: File)

An offense has been recorded against 17 people for allegedly making caste talk and harassing a student at a government medical college and hostel here, police said on Saturday.

The matter came to light on Friday after a 24-year-old occupational therapy student at GS Medical College and KEM Hospital approached police with a complaint, an official said.

The plaintiff alleged that his hostel roommates and other medical school students would verbally abuse him, hurl caste slurs and threaten him, he said.

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The plaintiff claimed that on several occasions over the past three years, the accused harassed him, and some of these incidents occurred in the presence of the hostel guards, who were unaware of them. , the official said.

Last month, the victim and some activists filed a complaint with the dean’s office, following which an anti-ragging committee meeting was held at the hostel, he said.

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The victim then approached Bhoiwada Police Station in central Mumbai and filed his complaint against the students, guards and other defendants, the official said.

An FIR has been registered under the relevant sections of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Maharashtra Anti-Ragging Act and IPC, he added.

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