AN Singh, managing director, GCRG Group, claimed that it was the student who assaulted the principal first. “The principal was assaulted by Vipin Kumar after he told him that he can’t give the examination because his attendance is less than the minimum required."
According to an inquiry by Bisalpur’s Block Education Officer (BEO) Upendra Kumar on Tuesday, the suspended headmaster, Furqan Ali, 45, made students recite the poem “lab pe aati hai dua”, written in 1902 by Muhammad Iqbal.
Brijpal had been in the lock-up for the last 11 days after he failed to pay a fine of Rs 81,947 for alleged power theft last year. If he failed for pay the fine within 14 days of detention, the administration would have released him, and the fine would have been recovered by attaching his assets.
Falak Firdaus (23), an MBA student, said several students spoke about the “communication blockade” in the Valley. “He told us that he would talk to higher authorities,” Firdaus told The Sunday Express.
“We were marching peacefully when policemen stopped us, took us inside the police station and lathicharged us. Around 10-15 students were injured,” said a Class XI student, showing an injury on his back.