3 Class 12 students injured in brawl outside GMSSS-40

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Aug 14, 2014 09:44 IST

A Class-12 student of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 40, was seriously injured while two of his classmates sustained minor injuries after they were attacked by outsiders near the school on Wednesday at around 2:30 pm.

Pawan Kumar, 18, who was injured in the head and the face, told HT that they were attacked by a mob, allegedly at the behest of a Class-11 student, with whom they had had an argument during school hours.

The two injured were Deepak, 17, and Narinder Negi, 17, and all three are humanities students.

Pawan alleged that he did not know the name of the Class 11-student, who was threatening a differently-abled boy in school, Dinkar.

“When my group of friends intervened, he threatened us with severe consequences. On our way back home, we were suddenly attacked by strangers who were armed with hockey sticks,” he said.

Pawan claimed that the attackers also snatched his expensive mobile phone.

Narinder said that they were caught off guard and did not expect such a brutal attack on them.

The injured were rushed to Government Multi Specialty Hospital in Sector 16, from where they discharged in the evening after the required medical assistance was provided.

Pawan’s relative Rajinder Singh demanded strict action against the accused by the education department as well as the police.

Police have booked four unidentified students, including a Class 11 student, under sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 342 (wrongful confinement) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.

Sector-39 station house officer Gurmukh Singh said: “The victims could not give any names, still we are trying to identify the accused. We will contact the school students during the school hours on Thursday.”

Second brawl incident in a month

It is the second brawl involving government school students in a month.

Last month, a Class-10 student of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, was severely injured after he was allegedly beaten up by his two seniors.

The police investigation in this matter is still on.

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