In a shocking case of ragging, five boys from a school in West Midnapur in West Bengal allegedly used blades and sticks to torture a class VIII student.
According to reports, after the class VIII student came back from his home, five boys at the Salboni High School hostel tortured him with sticks and blades till the boy passed out. He was also allegedly given death threats by the five students later.
"They accused me for something I didn't do and beat me up. They cut me with blades and then beat me with sticks. There were five of them, the boys didn't let me go to school, I somehow managed to escape and come home," said the victim.
The boy's family lodged an FIR with the police, and the five students have been rusticated from the school.
"All I will say is that students come to hostel and schools to study. If they resort to such cruel practices like ragging, others also learn the same. I want the authorities to take strict action so that such things never happen. I want punishment for all those boys," said the victim's father.