Four students arrested for ragging in Varanasi

      Four engineering students of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) here were arrested on Tuesday on the charge of ragging a junior student. According to reports, the arrested engineering students sexually assaulted a student on Monday night. The incident took place inside the university hostel as a part of ragging session despite institute's stringent measures against students indulging in such practice. Following the incident, a complaint was made to authorities by an engineering fresher of BHU. "A student informed us about the incident and the ragging committee of our university took immediate action. After investigating the matter, the university has found four students guilty," said Professor H.C.S Rathore, Chief Proctor of BHU. The four accused students are S.Harsha, a third year B.Tech student of mechanical engineering, B. Kishore, a third year B. Tech student of electrical engineering, K. Raja, a first year B.Tech student of chemical engineering and Guru Prasad B. a first year B.Tech student of chemical engineering. The authorities at the university have a lodged a FIR (First Information Report) and also suspended the accused from the college for two years. "The college has decided to rusticate the four students for four semesters. The rustication period would be effective from July 17," Rathore added. The students have also been asked to leave their hostel rooms.

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