Seniors thrash student in Sainik school

4 suspended; three- member committee to inquire into incident


The incident, which took place on Friday night, came to the notice of victim Lovepreet Singh’s father Sukhpal Singh, a resident of Tarn Tarn in Punjab when he visited the army-run school on Saturday in connection with the parents day meet. All the parents complained to the school principal Col Satbir Singh about alleged indiscipline in the school.

Principal Satbir Singh suspended four boys of 12th class who were allegedly responsible for the attack on Lovepreet and asked them to bring their parents within seven days or they would be rusticated.

Harassment
Lovepreet, who had joined the school in 6th class, was given first aid at a private hospital on Saturday morning when the school authorities came to know about the incident. Lovepreet told visiting mediapersons in the school premises that he had complained to the house master Yadvinder Singh that some senior boys were harassing him on Friday evening, after which students of 12th class attacked him with sticks and belts on the same night.
The boy remained unattended throughout the night, his father claimed.

He said that the school authorities came to know about the incident at 10.30 am on Saturday and the boy was taken to a private hospital for treatment.

3-member panel
He said there was no teacher or House master in the hostel at the time of the incident.The principal admitted some senior boys used to ask the juniors to bring their clothes from the laundry or bring books from their senior colleagues but denied any ragging incident.
He said he had formed a three-member committee to inquire into the incident and suggest remedical measures to avoid such incidents in future.

Meanwhile, parents of Lovepreet took him to Tarn Tarn, their native place, for treatment.

9 suspended in Assam
Nine students of Dibrugarh University, two of them girls, have been suspended on charge of ragging, reports PTI from Dibrugarh, Assam.

Five resident students and four day scholars were suspended when some juniors gave a written complaint that they had been physically assaulted and mentally tortured by their seniors.

“I have ordered an inquiry into the incidents and set up a four-member committee, comprising senior professors of the University, for the purpose.
“The students will be debarred from attending classes till the committee submits its report,” the VC said.

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