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Wednesday June 4, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday June 4, 2014 MYT 7:09:00 AM
by r.s.n. murali
MALACCA: Seven Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) freshmen were allegedly abused by 10 of their seniors, including being forced to strip and perform lewd acts on each other during ragging at the university hostel, said MIC.
According to the party’s Youth deputy chief R. Thinalan, the incident happened from midnight to 4am last Thursday.
“They were forced to strip down to their underwear while their seniors took pictures of them.
“They had to perform lewd gestures, including grabbing each other’s private parts and touching each other’s nipples while dancing to music,” Thinalan said in an interview yesterday.
“The freshmen were even forced to smoke and those who refused were threatened. One junior student was warned that they are at the mercy of the seniors until they complete their studies at the university.”
Thinalan added that the affected students lodged reports at the Serdang police station the next day.
He said that MIC had received complaints on the incident from the students’ parents, who were from Negri Sembilan, Malacca and Pahang.
“The parents were told by their children that they were traumatised by the whole incident.
“The students could hardly attend classes because of the torture inflicted on them and they were afraid that they would be targeted if UPM management doesn’t take action against the seniors,” he added.
“The parents have asked us for help as the freshmen believe that the seniors will only get a slap on the wrist as they are purportedly meritorious students.
“The parents are also afraid that their children could be ostracised for making the incident public,” he added.
A 47-year-old parent, who requested anonymity, said that he was saddened over the way his son was ragged.
“How would you feel if your son was subjected to the same humiliating and degrading treatment by other people?” he asked.
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