On December 26, the Bengaluru Police arrested five final-year MBBS students for reportedly ragging a Dalit student in Bengaluru's ESI medical college. The accused are identified as Shubhav of Uttar Pradesh, Rahul Jha of Delhi, Karan Sharma of Rajasthan, Indrajit of Uttarakhand and Gautham of Madhya Pradesh.

According to reports, the alleged incident took place at the college hostel on December 24, where the accused students entered the junior’s room and slapped him. They also took the Dalit student to the terrace and cut the student's hair off. The accused students allegedly ragged the student for several days and also abused him and his caste.

The five accused are arrested under various sections of the Karnataka Education Act and Prevention of Atrocities Act. The five were produced at the local court in Bengaluru, which remanded them to judicial custody.