Allahabad school manager booked after video showed him beating up students
The video, which was circulated on social media and WhatsApp, showed school manager Satyendra Dwivedi thrashing students, who reportedly complained about ventilation in classrooms.cities Updated: Aug 06, 2017 23:34 IST
An FIR was registered against the school manager of Rudra Prayag Vidya Mandir School in Allahabad a day after his video on thrashing students went viral.
The action was taken on the complaint of Phaphamau police outpost in-charge Chandrabhushan Maurya.
The video had shown school manager Satyendra Dwivedi beating the students, including two girls, when they had reportedly complained of heat in the classrooms and other problems in the school. Parents of the two students approached the police but later agreed to a compromise with the school authorities.
However, the video of the incident, which was reportedly shot by one of the school staff, went viral on the social media and WhatsApp on Saturday.
Taking serious note of the incident, inspector general of police (Allahabad range) Ramit Sharma instructed officials to lodge an FIR against the school manager.
Soraon station house officer Satendra Singh said the FIR was registered against the school manager under sections 74, 75, 82 and others of the Indian Penal Code. Unidentified people, who circulated the video on the social media, have been booked for violation of provisions of the IT Act. The video exposed the identity of the victimised juveniles, which was an offence, Singh added.
Sources claimed that the school was not recognised by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). A signboard at the school mentioned the affiliation number fraudulently, the sources said. Sources in the CBSE said the school was not on the list of 76 schools affiliated to it.