AT LEAST 20 girls of a government residential school in Supaul district were beaten up, allegedly by a mob comprising some local youths and their parents, who barged into the school on Saturday evening after the girls reportedly complained against the youths.
At least 10 girls had to be admitted to hospital, while 10 others were released after being given first-aid. The incident took place at Kasturba School of Triveniganj in Supaul district, where 104 girls are enrolled from Class I to VIII. At the time of the attack on Saturday, 84 girls, all belonging to Scheduled Caste, were at the school.
According to police, some girls were playing outside when some local youths passed some objectionable remarks. The girls reportedly complained to the school warden, who threatened to file a police complaint. The youths, accompanied by their parents, then reportedly barged into the school and beat up the girls. At least three teachers were also beaten up.
While 12 people have been named in the FIR, three have been arrested so far. “A case has been lodged. We are trying to identify the culprits,” said Triveniganj SDO Vinay Kumar.