Ragging on the rise in Assam, two students held

Guwahati: In yet another glaring case of ragging in Assam, two college students here have been arrested for harassing girls after authorities filed a formal complaint with the police.
Hridyananda Baruah, a student of BCom final year at the K C Das Commerce College in Assam’s main city of Guwahati, and Anjan Bujarbaruah of the Guwahati Commerce College, were arrested late on Wednesday following a formal complaint by college authorities.
“There was a complaint by the principal of the K C Das Commerce College saying one of their students Hridyananda Baruah was involved in an incident of ragging.
“Based on the complaint, we first arrested Baruah and based on his statement we arrested his friend Anjan Bujarbaruah who was with him during the incident,” said police official F Barghuyan, who is investigating the case.
Hitesh Deka, principal of the K C Das Commerce College, said he was responding to a verbal complaint from girl students that Hridyananda Baruah had “been continuously harassing them”.
“So I lodged a police report. In the meantime, we have expelled him from the college on charges of ragging. We are against any form of ragging in the college and shall not tolerate such incidents,” Deka said. Guwahati Commerce College authorities are also contemplating action.