The father of the Class 11 student, who was allegedly ragged and beaten up by his seniors in Noida’s Delhi Public School, has said he will not send his child back to the school.
The boy was allegedly beaten up with iron rods by a group of Class 12 students on May 9 inside the school hostel in Sector 30, and when one of his friends tried to help him, he was also roughed up. The victim is from Bulandshahar and his friend is from Kolkata. Both got admission in Class 11 on May 1.
“I don’t think I will be able to send him back to the same school. We are waiting for him to recover from his injuries. Once he gets well, then we will see what can be done. I will request the school authorities to transfer my son to any other branch in Noida,” the victims’ father told Hindustan Times over the phone from Blunadshahar.
Both the boys were discharged from a private hospital after primary treatment. Father of the victim took him back to Bulandshahar while his friend returned to the hostel.
Police registered a case against six identified and 10-12 unidentified students of Class 12 who live in the hostel on Tuesday at Sector 20 police station. However, as all the accused are minor and none of them have any criminal history, the police said they will deal with the case very carefully.
“We are investigating the case with the help of child welfare committee. We will make sure that a fair probe is being conducted in the case. Also, as the accused are juvenile, we are dealing with them very carefully as their careers will be at stake,” Kiran Sivakumar, Gautam Budh Nagar senior superintendent of police (SSP), said.
The school’s principal did not respond to the calls and messages.
When this reporter visited the school to meet the principal, private security guards said entry of media inside the premises has been banned and that the principal was not present at the school.
They also refused to call someone authorised to speak to the media citing orders to keep reporters away.