Thursday, Oct 23, 2014

School ragging case: Police registers FIR against five people; three students expelled

Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Posted: August 26, 2014 11:23 am | Updated: August 26, 2014 11:51 am

Nearly a week after Bihar Cooperative Minister Jay Kumar Singh’s son Adarsh attempted suicide in Gwalior’s Scindia School, the police registered an FIR against five persons on Tuesday.

Two separate inquiries by the district administration and the police found that the 15-year-old was subjected to ragging and bullying by his seniors, and that the school authorities allegedly tried to hush up the matter despite being brought to their notice earlier.

While the victim is undergoing treatment in Indraprasth Apollo Hospital in Delhi, the school management on Tuesday expelled three students and two staffers claiming that it had a strict anti-ragging policy in place.

The inquiry by a sub-divisional magistrate held the school management, class teacher and house master besides the senior students.

School principal Shramik Ghose who held a press conference on Tuesday morning in Gwalior announced expulsion of three students but did not disclose their names because they are minors.

Meanwhile, the father of another student had written a letter to the school management months ago about the harassment faced by his son. The Bareli-based doctor in his complaint alleged that seniors used to show his son porn movies and use swear words. Some juniors were asked to wash undergarments of senior students, the complaint said.

SSP Santosh Singh said the police would look into the matter. He said prima facie it was established that the minister’s son was harassed and the school management ignored the complaints made to it.

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