‘Ragging’ in Noida school: Two Class XI students land in hospital

Police said the incident took place Monday night when Yashpratap Singh (15) was returning to his hostel room after dinner.

By: Express News Service | Noida | Published:May 11, 2016 12:41 am
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Two Class XI students of DPS Noida were hospitalised with injuries to their limbs and torso on Tuesday. While the family of one of the boy’s alleged they were ragged by senior students, police have filed a case pertaining to a scuffle.

Police said the incident took place Monday night when Yashpratap Singh (15) was returning to his hostel room after dinner. “Based on the complaint filed by the student and his family, we have filed an FIR under IPC sections relating to a scuffle,” said a senior officer. No case of ragging has been registered.

Singh’s family alleged this was not the first time Yashpratap had been ragged since he moved to the hostel earlier this month.

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“On May 5, a group of seniors had bullied him. They asked him to imitate animals and stand in various postures. His blood pressure shot up and his heart started to beat fast. He was admitted to Max Hospital in Noida after initial treatment at school health centre. He came back to the hostel only on Sunday,” said Arjun Singh, the boy’s father.

On Monday night, Singh said his son was on way to his room when a group of 15 students roughed him up. He added, “Another Class XI student, Dhruv, tried to intervene but he also got beaten up. Yashpratap called his mother and told her about the incident. We rushed to the school but could not find him. The hostel warden refused to tell us where he was. Later, a security guard told us that an ambulance from Kailash Hospital had come to take two students. I figured my son was one of them.”

“The boys had blunt injury marks on their upper arm, shoulders, knees and legs, which could have been inflicted by sticks or rods. However, there were no major injuries. They have been discharged,” said a doctor. When contacted, a spokesperson from the school declined to comment.

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