A 12-year-old boy Vasu Yadav was beaten up by Cricket bats and wickets in his school classroom by his seniors from class 12 in Dehradun. This shocking incident comes months after a girl was gangraped in a different school in Dehradun.
The incident reportedly happened because the seniors thought that the boy stole a packet of biscuit while they were out. They allegedly tortured the boy and poured cold water on him. The authorities on hearing of this barred the gates of the school for the time being and in a state of panic decided to bury the child in the school campus the moment the doctors declared him dead.
Apparently, there was also a delay in taking the kid to the hospital. He remained in the classroom for a few hours before the hostel warden found.
Usha Negi, the chairperson of the Uttarakhand State Commission for Protection of Child Rights said that all the attempts were made by the school authorities to hide the incident and keep everyone including the parents of the kid in dark about what had happened.
“The incident took place on March 10 and we were informed about it on March 11, following which we visited the school. However, when we got there, we found that the school administration had buried the body.” She added that “they didn’t even bother to inform the parents, who live in Hapur, that their child had died,” as per reports.
The two boys who assaulted the kid have been charged with murder. A case has also been registered against the school authorities.