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Atharva Gupta case: Medical report cites grievous injuries

punjab Updated: Sep 28, 2016 19:26 IST
HT Correspondent
Atharva Gupta case

As per the FIR, the four teachers of the school and the principal have been booked for causing hurt, criminal intimidation and wrongful restraint. (HT File )

The much awaited medical report of DAV Class 8 student Atharva Gupta, who is admitted in DMCH since September 8 after he allegedly jumped off the fifth floor states that he has suffered grievous injuries.

Till now, delay in receiving medical report was being cited as the reason by the police for not imposing stringent sections in the first information report (FIR) registered against four teachers and the principal of the school.

The incident had led to a furore with parents and relatives of Atharva demanding that the accused teachers be booked in an attempt to murder case.

As per the FIR, the four teachers of the school and the principal have been booked for causing hurt, criminal intimidation and wrongful restraint.

Parents of other students of the school supporting Atharva Gupta met additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP) 3 Rattan Singh Brar on Friday, who assured that action against the accused teachers of the school will be taken within two to three days.

Brar said that they are examining the report and will take action accordingly.Maternal uncle of Atharva along with parents and Student Organisation of India (SOI) members had come to the office of ADCP to meet him at 1 pm.

However, the officer reached at 2 pm after which he was surrounded by the supporters demanding strict action against DAV public school authorities.

SOI zonal president Meetpal Singh Dugri had arranged the meeting of parents with Brar so that clarity into the case could be brought out. Dugri told Brar that anxiety among other parents was increasing by the day as there was no action against the school authorities. Dugri said that the parents contacted him often to ask how the case could be pursued.

Dugri said that he would keep on pursuing the case till the culprits are put behind bars.

Police has already booked the principal and four teachers of DAV Public School on Atharva’s father’s complaint.

The case

Atharva Gupta, a student of Class 8 of DAV Public School, Pakhowal Road, had allegedly jumped off the fifth floor of the school building after being beaten up by the school teacher for talking to another girl student.

The ailing student had been on ventilator in his initial days is undergoing treatment at DMC hospital and recorded his statements before the police on September 19 and said he didn’t jump off the building.

He said he was beaten up mercilessly in a room following which he ‘fainted’.

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