A 14-year-old student was allegedly beaten to death by his classmates over a petty dispute in school in Gaurabadshapur police station area of Jaunpur district Saturday morning.
Altamash Ansari, a student of Class IX at Gramoday Inter College, had an altercation with his classmates for throwing water at him after which he was allegedly beaten up inside the classroom in the presence of other students.
The school authorities rushed an unconscious Altamash to a nearby hospital, which referred him to the district hospital. The boy died while on the way to the district hospital.
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Irked over the boy’s death, irate locals staged a protest and blocked the road. police rushed to the spot and pacified the protesters by assuring quick action against culprits. Police took possession of the body, which was then sent for postmortem.
An FIR has been lodged against two students at Gaurabadshapur police station on murder charges on a complaint filed by victim’s father, Rashid Ansari, a farmer and a resident of Banjarepur village.
“We are waiting for the autopsy report before reaching a conclusion. There was no injury mark on the victim’s body. No one has been arrested,” said Station Officer, Gaurabadshapur, Santosh Dixit.
According to police, Altamash, along with other classmates, went to have water at a handpump on the school premises. The two boys threw water on him and ran back to the classroom.
Police said Altamash confronted them in the classroom following which a clash broke out. No teacher was present at the time of the incident .
As Altmash fell unconscious and slumped on the ground, some of his classmates informed their teachers, who then informed the principal.
When contacted, the victim’s father Rashid said, “There could be another reason and police should investigate it. The role of school authorities is also not very satisfactory. They did not bother to inform the family about the incident. We got to know about the matter through other students.”