Seniors of a government-run residential school in western Assam’s Chirang district allegedly thrashed 12 minors in a case of ragging, leaving four of them with broken bones.
The victims, who had taken admission in classes 7 and 8 last week, said students of class 12 attacked them with bamboo poles and wooden planks on the night of July 29-30 after they evaded a “ragging session”.
The assailants allegedly threatened them with more physical harm if they complained.
The school authorities allegedly tried to hide the incident. But it came to light after the students with broken bones needed medical attention, forcing principal SK Tiwary to call their parents.
The parents subsequently lodged an FIR at the local police station. Tiwary assured them that those found guilty of assault would be expelled from the school. The incident has drawn flak. “The school authorities should also be made accountable and punished,” All Bodo Students’ Union president Pramode Boro said.