Lucknow: King George’s Medical University (KGMU) has slapped a fine of Rs 1,000 on each of its 350 second-year students of medicine and dentistry of 2017 batch for ragging the freshers’ batch, said reports on Tuesday. Also Read - UP: Over 100 First Year MBBS Students Ragged, Forcibly Tonsured & Paraded on Campus | WATCH

According to The Times of India, the second-year batch has been asked to pay the fine within a week. The decision was necessitated since none of the students was willing to speak up and the inquiry committee of the university could not zero in on the perpetrators.  The private security agency, delegated the task for maintaining discipline and protecting first-year students from ragging, was also found guilty of dereliction of duty and was fined Rs 5,000 by KGMU. Also Read - Mumbai Doctor Suicide Case: Husband Alleges it May be Murder, Seeks Govt Help

If the students and the agency failed to pay the fine within a week, KGMU said, it would take disciplinary action against both. The report said that the incident came to light when a video from September 26, in which first-year students could be seen doing ‘salaam’ while being taken from one class to another on the campus with private security guards in tow, reached KGMU administration. The varsity then formed an inquiry committee under the chief proctor. The committee then decided that the first-year students were indeed ragged by second-year MBBS and BDS students. Also Read - Kerala: 23-year-old Student Beaten up by Seniors For Three Hours