Two Kendriya Vidyalaya students in Muzaffarpur, Bihar have been booked for assaulting a fellow classmate in a suspected case of ragging, Press Trust of India reported. The incident came to light when a video of the assault went viral on social media prompting authorities to take action. The MoS for Human Resources Development Upendra Kushwaha asked authorities to probe the matter and submit their report.
The SHO of Kazi Muhammadpur police station, Mithilesh Kumar Jha, told PTI that an FIR had been lodged against the two students who are reported to be related to an absconding criminal. “On the directive of the senior superintendent of police, an FIR was lodged on Thursday against the two students for beating their classmate,” he said. The FIR was lodged on the basis of a written complaint made by the principal of the school.
In the video that went viral, the accused can be seen punching and slapping the victim in presence of other students. In the minute-long video, the duo constantly assault the victim, making threatening advances and dragging him back to the classroom when he tried to escape. Investigations into the incident are currently underway.