The Hush Post | 13:28 | Two-minute read
In a gruesome act, a 12-yr-old student was beaten to death by his two seniors at a boarding school in Dehradun. The school authorities, without informing the parents, quietly buried the body after the doctor declared him dead.
The student, Vasu Yadav, was brutally beaten up by two class 12 students with cricket bats and wickets on suspicion of having stolen a packet of biscuits while they were away for an outing. The matter came to light on Wednesday while the murder had taken place on March 10.
Talking to ANI, SSP Dehradun Nivedita Kukreti, said, “2 senior students had beaten him. Postmortem report revealed internal injury shock as cause of death. 5 people including 2 students have been arrested.”
Murder on March 10
The student’s murder came to light only after the interventions of the Uttarakhand State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (USCPCR). The chairperson of USCPCR Usha Negi revealed, “The incident took place one March 10 and we were informed about it on March 11. When we visited the school, we found that the school management had buried the body within the campus without even getting the post-mortem done”.
Parents not informed
The school has around 400 students. According to investigating officials, the school management did not report the murder to the police. The officials said that the student’s parents too were not informed about their son’s death.
Police said that there were several lapses on the school’s part. “Not only was the boy taken very late to hospital, the staff members also tried to hide and did not report it to police. He was beaten up in intermittently in the afternoon, while he was taken to hospital in late evening,” said the investigating officer.
“It was only after our intervention that the police exhumed the body and conducted the post-mortem. They didn’t even bother to inform the parents, who live in Hapur,” the chairperson said.
The police also revealed that the accused students of class 12, who are about 19 years old, allegedly tortured the 12-year-old in a classroom and then poured cold water on him. After the beating, the boy died and the body lay in the classroom for the next few hours till he was found by the hostel warden.