A faculty member on Monday, Aug 24 said, "The students, all residents of the Alaknanda Hostel block, were identified as involved in misbehaviour with junior students. They were expelled last week."
Authorities said the students had 'misbehaved' with juniors, a subtle distinction made to spare them of a more severe punishment.
All three students were on Aug 18 directed to vacate the hostel. "The expelled students have been prohibited from visiting the hostel zone including dining halls during the period of expulsion," the faculty member said.