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Student,father assault DPS guard

Boy expelled,school hands over CCTV footage of incident to police.

Written by TUHIN DUTTA | Gurgaon | Published: February 2, 2012 2:31:27 am

Delhi Public School,Sushant Lok,has expelled a Class XI student who assaulted a security guard with the help of his father and relatives.

According to police,they beat up the security guard with baseball bats after he tried to prevent them from parking their car in a no-parking zone outside the school on Monday. School authorities on Wednesday said though the boy’s parents had been called to collect his transfer certificate,they were yet to show up.

The DPS management has also provided CCTV footage of the incident to police. Officials said it was clear from the footage that the guard had been assaulted for no fault of his.

School authorities said the student did not turn up for classes on Monday morning. In the afternoon,he got into a scuffle with the guard outside the school premises. Police said the student was trying to park his car near Gate no. 2,from where the school buses usually come out. The guard,Avdhesh Sharma (52),asked him not to do so. Enraged,the student started beating up the guard. However,the other security personnel intervened and the issue was sorted out.

However,about half an hour later,the student returned with his father and some relatives and accosted Sharma at Gate no 1.

“After the initial scuffle,the student returned with his father and relatives. Seeing that they were armed with baseball bats,the other guards ran into the school building. They caught hold of me and beat me up. My leg was fractured in the assault. I was only trying to do my duty,” Sharma told Newsline. Sharma was rushed to Max Hospital,and the police were informed. A complaint has been lodged against the student and his father on charges causing injury,trespassing and criminal assault.

Stating that such incidents will not be tolerated,DPS principal Ruchi Seth said the student has been expelled. “He was absent from school that day,and he had no business lurking around the place. He could have come to pick his sister,who also studies in our school,” said Seth.

She said a circular has been sent to parents,asking them not to allow children to bring their own vehicles to school. Police said they had seen the CCTV footage,and were hunting for the student and his relatives. “We went to their house,but the father and son were not there,” said Jagdish Prasad,SHO of Sector-29 police station.

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