18 medical students detained over ragging

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Mumbai, Jan 4 (ANI): At least eighteen students of Seth G S Medical College in central Mumbai here have been arrested by the police on charges of ragging.

The Bhoiwada Police station in the city has filed a First Information Report (FIR) against the students, who were interning with King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital. "Enquiry is going on and once the investigation is over, we will be able to tell you the details. The students have been handed over to us," said Vikram B Patil, senior police inspector.According to the police, the students are accused of physically and mentally harassing their juniors.

Earlier on Sunday, Mumbai Mayor Shraddha Jadhav held a meeting with the hospital authorities to discuss the matter.

A first year student had earlier claimed that his seniors at a New Year party ragged him. (ANI)

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