Atharva Gupta case: Four accused teachers get interim bail

Atul Gupta, father of the boy, said, “I am very disappointed with the police as they failed to make any arrest in the case despite FIR being registered on September 13."

By: Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published:October 11, 2016 5:22 am
atharva gupta, ataharva gupta murder, accused interim bail, accused bail, ludhiana boy, teachers accused, punjab, india news, indian express Atharva Gupta was allegedly beaten by the teachers on September 8 for speaking to a girl and holding her hand in school premises. (File photo)

Four teachers booked in an FIR for thrashing 13-year old Atharva Gupta, a student of DAV Public School Pakhowal Road, were granted interim bail by a local court on Monday. The next hearing has been scheduled for October 24. On October 4, the special investigation team of the police, at a press conference, said all four teachers were accused of “brutally beating up” Atharva.

On Monday, advocates of both parties appeared in the court and argued before additional session judge SK Singla, who gave the interim bail orders.

Atul Gupta, father of the boy, said, “I am very disappointed with the police as they failed to make any arrest in the case despite FIR being registered on September 13. We will move High Court if they are given bail extension.”
The boy was allegedly beaten by the teachers on September 8 for speaking to a girl and holding her hand in school premises.

Later, police booked the principal and four teachers in FIR. Police said Atharva jumped from the building after he was physically and mentally tortured by the teachers. Atharva, who denied that he jumped, is bed-ridden.
Police registered FIR against four teachers Tajinder Kaur, Gopal Das, Naveen and Rajiv Panwar for “beating and torturing” the child.

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    Roku
    Oct 12, 2016 at 10:58 am
    Its unfortunate that this kid ended up in hospital but he is the one who in a moment of madness decided to jump off the building as he feared his parents would come to know of his so called "bad" behavior for which he was caught red handed with his so called girl friend. He was the one who was grabbing the legs of his teachers pleading to not tell his parents. The leg grabbing has now been presented as kicking and beating by this smart and his parents. When he realized that teachers won't let it go and will indeed inform his parents, he in his great wisdom decided that it would be better to jump off rather than face the ire of his parents. If anyone is responsible, its he and his parents who must also share the blame for this sad situation.
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      razzmazz
      Nov 11, 2016 at 4:54 pm
      Seems Roku beneath is one of the accused teachers....such foul language..hope you never get a job dealing with children again and w one to wish harm on a child, if it has to happen to anyone, let it happen to your own child.....you lousy, overpaid lot who don't do an honest day's work in your lives and are jealous of youthful students with their w lives ahead of them deserve to be punished severely. seems likely one or more of the accused teachers had an interest in that girl themselves, would explain the viciousness of the attack on this poor little boy....showing your strength on a child...cowards!
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