University Secretive Hazing Exposed
CityNews – A secretive hazing activity at Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna has been exposed.
Jan (alias), 31, posted on her Facebook account on a hazing activity that her brother suffered from. Her brother is a current student at Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna, however, she stated that this is a secretive activity arranged by a particular group of students without the university’s approval. Jan lives with her brother and on Facebook post she explained that she had often noticed wounds and dirt on her brother’s clothes. She was asked by her brother not to report the hazing to the university as he told her that it would end by the first semester.
Jan’s patience ended when the hazing continued into the second semester. The latest hazing activity was arranged for November 28th when her brother, along with 13 of his classmates, were taken to a paddy field in Mae Rim. They were ordered to strip off their clothes with only their underwear remaining. They were then told to roll in the field, causing them injury and then were splashed with salted water afterwards.
After the story was disclosed, Jan’s brother, 19, revealed that he received text messages from the students involved condemning him for the exposure. Jan and her brother are now living with their friends in fear for their safety. They are also considering transferring to another university.
On December 3rd, Assoc Prof Teerasak Urajananonม Vice President for Student Affairs and the Acting President of the university revealed that the case is now on the top priority while emphasising that the such activity has been carried out undetected until now. The university will reportedly provide aid to Jan’s brother to be able to study undisturbed.