Ludhiana: The Sadar police have registered an FIR under various sections of the IPC against principal and teachers of DAV Public School, Pakhowal Road, Ludhiana, in connection with the occurrence of an incident in which a class VIII student has fallen from the rooftop of the school premises under mysterious circumstances.
Confirming the development, Commissioner of Police Jatinder Singh Aulakh said that the FIR has been registered after recording the statement of father of the victim schoolboy. The school principal and some teachers have been booked for allegedly thrashing, threatening and abusing the student following the medical reports.
Meanwhile, Rattan Singh Brar, ADCP, told ‘Daily Post” on Tuesday late evening, that the FIR had been registered under Sections 323, 325, 341, 506, 32 and 84 of the IPC against the school principal Satwant Kaur Bhullar and teachers namely Jatinder Kaur, Naveen, Gopal and Rajeev. SOI zonal president Meetpal Singh Dugri had taken up the matter with the police. Reacting over the today’s development, he welcomed the action by the police and demanded the arrest of the accused.
In afternoon on Tuesday, the family members of the victim and parents of other students accompanied by Dugri got recorded the statement before ADCP (Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police) and demanded an FIR against the erring teachers. Taking a swift action Rattan Singh Brar (ADCP) ordered criminal case against guilty teachers. Brar said that more sections would be added after the investigation and recording the statement of victim.
It was also the duty of the hospital to complaint the police first regarding the matter but they did not do so. The matter came to the notice of the police through the media, claimed by the family of victim. The father of the victim said, “I got a phone call from the school at 9:15 am on the day of occurrence of the incident and some teachers from the school informed me that my son has got some injuries due to falling down from 5-ft and they admitted him to DMCH. I rushed to hospital to see what exactly has happened to my child. But after watching him in a very poor condition, which clearly mentioned that he was definitely not fallen from only 5 feet. When I asked my son, he told me that Gopal Sir battered him very badly and kicked on his chest and stomach. After telling this, he started crying badly and suddenly fainted. Doctors informed us that the child is in a very bad condition and lost enough blood.”
He also claimed that the statements of the school authorities are changing day by day, as first day they told that the victim fell down from 5 feet, second day, they changed it from 5 feet to first floor, third day, they changed their words to second floor of school building. In this way, the school is hiding the truth but the school students and Arthava himself told his father that he fell down from fifth floor. Further, he said the important point over this matter is that school kept the school uniform of the victim because it has so many marks of blood and also foot prints of the teacher who kicked the victim on his chest and stomach.
Two school teachers are always present outside ICU to note each and every activity of victim’s parents and also threatening them not to approach the police otherwise they will order the doctors to stop providing medical help to the victim, he alleged. The victim Atharva Gupta is still battling for the life.
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