Ludhiana: Putting a full stop on the allegations and counter-allegations, 13-year-old Atharva Gupta narrates the horrific scenes of the tragic day when he landed to the hospital bed from the school premises.
Talking to ‘Daily Post’ from the hospital bed, Atharva said that “I did not jump from rooftop of the school but was brutally thrashed by the school teachers and as a result I was lying on bed.
Like routine days, I went to school on 8th September. I was not aware that I will not return home safely from the school. After attending three periods, I was walking through the corridors of school where I met my classmate. Without having any wrong intention I talked to my classmate but don’t know that that this will land me in a big trouble. While having a word with my classmate, two of my school teachers, Naveen and Rajeev came there and without asking anything from both of us, they both started beating us without any mercy. Both the teachers even hit me on my stomach and chest, as my school uniform must have their foot prints. Then they both took me to the second floor where Gopal sir was standing on the corridor and then three of them took me to a classroom, where no other person was there except the teachers and me. They forced me to write a letter and to mention that they caught me red handed with the girl. I clearly rejected them by saying that I was not doing anything like that but they again forced me. I wrote a letter but didn’t mention that I was doing anything wrong with the girl. After reading the letter, Gopal sir started hitting me brutally.
I didn’t jump from the school building. The thing I remember is that the teachers had hit me brutally after which I got fainted there and after that I opened my eyes in the hospital.
I was in a shock and cried for the whole day after knowing that everybody is thinking that I attempted suicide. Teachers used to beat the students on regular basis and there is no reason to jump from the building on such a common issue. I am also shocked that how I got these multiple injuries or how I fell down from the school building.
I am the captain of the cricket team of my school and always wanted to become a cricketer. I still can’t believe that the teachers, whom I respected from the core of my heart and thought that they will help me to fulfill my dream, did this to me.”
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