Noida: Two Class 11 students were allegedly beaten up with rods by their seniors at a school near Delhi on Monday. An FIR or police complaint has been filed against 18 students of DPS Noida.
- Two Class 11 students were allegedly beaten up by their seniors
- Their families allege they were ragged by Class 12 students in the hostel
- Police complaint filed against 18 students of DPS Noida
Dhruv Aggarwal and Yash Pratap Singh returned to the hostel after dinner and walked into the TV room to find a large group of seniors there. They allegedly shut the door and attacked the boys.
For an hour, the two were beaten, asked to strip and humiliated.
"They wanted to show us what happens if we mess with 12th class students. They rag us regularly, snatch our food. If they don't find food in sealed packets, they either throw it at our face or insult us," said Dhruv, recovering in hospital.
The students had to be taken to a hospital for injuries to their body, mainly on their arms and legs.
The other student, Yash Pratap Singh's father Arjun Singh alleged that he learnt what had happened from his son, not the school.
"They hit my son with rods. The school didn't inform me about my son's condition, he called me," said the father of one of the boys.
"Yash took the warden's phone and told me - please come, I am scared, I have been beaten and I am bleeding," Mr Singh told NDTV.
Yash and Dhruv started school recently and allege that they were targeted more than once.
On May 1, their seniors allegedly threatened them. "Yash panicked and developed high blood pressure," Mr Singh said. When he went to the school, he was reportedly assured that the boys would be safe. "Even after this, they were attacked again," he said.
Five of the students who allegedly attacked Yash and Dhruv have been named in the FIR.
Ragging, or hazing in schools and colleges, was banned after cases of torture and suicide.