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Assam's Dibrugarh University rusticates 18 students for ragging
Assam's Dibrugarh University rusticates 18 students for ragging

Dibrugarh (Assam), November 28 : The authorities at Assam’s Dibrugarh University on Monday rusticated at least 18 students for their alleged role in ragging a student who eventually jumped off a two-storey building of the varsity hostel “to save himself from mental and physical harassment”.

The incident happened on Saturday evening. The harassment meted to the student -- identified as Anand Sharma, an M.Com first semester student, continued till Sunday morning. Sharma was later admitted to a hospital on Sunday afternoon.

The accused students have also been expelled from the university hostel.  An FIR lodged by the Registrar of the university in the incident mentioned that Sharma was mentally and physically assaulted from 4.30 pm on Saturday at Padmanath Gohain Baruah hostel at the campus. The assault continued until 5 am in the morning on Sunday.

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