Teen leaves Bihar town after video of him being beaten goes viral

The victim, a resident of Vaishali, used to stay with his maternal grandfather, a businessman, in the Gannipur area of Muzaffarpur town.

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Updated: October 16, 2016 9:36 am
bihar, bihar students, kv students, students beat classmates, fir kv students, kv students video, bihar students video, bihar students beat classmate, india news A Class XII student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Muzaffarpur, has left the town after a purported video, in which two of his fellow students are seen beating him up, went viral. (Source: YouTube)

A Class XII student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Muzaffarpur, has left the town after a purported video, in which two of his fellow students are seen beating him up, went viral.

Police booked the two boys, who are brothers, on charges of assault on Thursday evening.

The victim, a resident of Vaishali, used to stay with his maternal grandfather, a businessman, in the Gannipur area of Muzaffarpur town.

The incident took place on August 25. The boy was allegedly thrashed by the brothers, students of Classes XI and XII, inside a classroom. The victim is seen apologising to them in the video. The accused are sons of a BSF personnel, lodged in Muzaffarpur jail since 2013 for extortion and other cases. The boy was reportedly thrashed because he had complained against the brothers to the school authorities.

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The boy’s grandfather said: “We had forgotten the incident because we cannot fight them (the brothers). After the video went viral, my grandson was so terrified that he left the town with no plan to return.”

It was only after the video went viral that the school administration wrote to the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS). Minister of State for HRD, Upendra Kushwaha, took note of the incident and sought a report. KVS is an autonomous body under HRD ministry.

A four-member team, headed by KVS assistant commissioner M L Mishra, visited the school Friday and spoke to the victim, accused, teachers and some students. Mishra is likely to submit his report by Monday. “The incident is shocking. We have heard both sides,” said Mishra.

KVS sources said the brothers, against whom there have been complaints in the past too, could be rusticated.

The role of KV Muzaffarpur principal, Rajeev Ranjan, has also come under the scanner for not informing his seniors and the district administration about the incident earlier. The district magistrate received a report on the incident only two days ago.

Ranjan said: “When we informed the school disciplinary body, it suspended the two boys for 10 days.”

A case has been lodged against the two boys by Qazi Mohammedpur police station.

Muzaffarpur city Superintendent of Police Anand Kumar said: “We will send the video for forensic tests. We have spoken to the two boys and will take
action under the Juvenile Justice Act.”

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    indian
    Oct 16, 2016 at 1:50 am
    Bihar jungle raj.
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      Ramakrishnan Iyer
      Oct 16, 2016 at 6:18 am
      This happens in almost all schools. Many times, the boys take sides to two teams or two persons and make two of them fight to the finish. Just like a WWF fight. They cheer them. Afterwards it is patched up or again a fight for the supremacy takes place. Whatever may be the case, the control of teachers is very much on the downhill. They cannot do much as punishment is wrong nowadays. Even the parents take sides instead of pointing out mistakes or punishing their children counselling them.
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        Nesfield Sangma
        Oct 16, 2016 at 8:57 am
        THankgod that they were only emulatings WWE which is a farce and the not UFC..These boys must be taken to the jungle and given true UFC bashing. They might yet learn a lesson.
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          Indian
          Oct 16, 2016 at 3:58 am
          Rather Indian jungle Raj. This is the case everywhere in India. Rapes, violence, poverty are in news in Maharashtra, MP, Orissa everywhere.
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