An FIR was lodged here on Thursday against two Kendriya Vidyalaya students after a video of them brutally assaulting their classmate on the school premises surfaced on social media.
Taking a strong note of the incident, which took place on September 25, Union minister of state for human resource development Upendra Kushwaha asked the commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, to inquire into the matter and submit his report within a week.
Superintendent of police (city) Ashish Anand said the two boys had been made accused in the complaint, “but their names have not been mentioned in the application”.
The complaint was registered with the Kazi Mohammadpur police station here on the written statement of the principal of the school, located in Gannipur locality of the north Bihar town, about 71 km from state capital Patna.
The video shows two boys in school uniform pushing and ruthlessly thrashing their classmate in the classroom in the presence of other students. “We are verifying the authenticity of the video. The video will be sent for forensic test. We will be able to say more about the incident only after getting the forensic report,” said Anand.
A school teacher, who did not wished to be named, said the matter was reported to the principal on the day of the incident, but he did not act on the information. “The principal intervened in the matter when the video went viral on social media, including Facebook and Twitter,” he said.
One of the attackers in the video is a ward of a fugitive criminal, the teacher added. Attempts to reach the school's principal for comment failed as his cellphone was switched off.
District magistrate Dharmendra Singh said he received a letter from the principal about the incident on Thursday. “I have directed the senior superintendent of police to take action in the matter,” he said.