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.”