Ahab, who was later shifted to Kerala, was in a state of coma ever since he was ragged.
The relatives alleged that Karnataka police had refused to register a case and said the boy’s life could have been saved if he had been provided better medical facilities by the college authorities. The six seniors, who indulged in ragging, are said to be absconding. A case for ‘unnatural death’ was registered by police in Cochi on March 11 on the basis of a complaint given by Ahab’s relatives. In the Patan incident, the eight students against whom the FIR was lodged have been suspended by their college following the incident and asked to vacate their hostel rooms.
The second year MBBS students of Gujarat Medical Education and Research Society (GMRS) medical college in Dharpur village of Patan allegedly made video clip of freshers after forcing them to strip and do exercises in front of them, according to the complaint.
The ragging took place in the hostel premises of the medical college on March 4, police said. “It is alleged that the seniors locked the junior students in a room, thrashed them, threatened them with dire consequences and made obscene video clip after stripping them,” he said. When the issue reached to anti-ragging committee, all the eight senior students were asked by the college authority to vacate their hostel rooms on March 6 as punishment. (PTI)