Ragging: Students Made to Dance, Beaten Up at University in Odisha
The Odisha government on Thursday, 22 August, ordered an inquiry into an alleged incident of ragging of junior students by their seniors at the prestigious Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) at Sambalpur.
The government action came after a video went viral on social media recently involving about 50 junior engineering students.
The ragging took place at a function that was organised to welcome the junior students.
The vice-chancellor of VSSUT, Atal Choudhury, denied having any knowledge about the incident. "We will inquire into the incident," he said.
A similar incident happened in the institute last year.
The authorities had initiated action against 20 students.
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