Two Class 11 students of Delhi Public School, Noida were admitted to hospital on Monday for injuries sustained after they were allegedly beaten in a case of ragging by senior students inside the school hostel. An FIR has been filed against 18 students, according to reports on Wednesday.
Yash Pratap Singh, 15, and Dhruv Aggarwal, 16, were allegedly beaten by iron rods and punched by the Class 12 students. The two students were reportedly assaulted when they tried to walk away from the hostel mess as the group of older students hurled abuses at them. They were assaulted for at least 30 minutes before the hostel warden intervened. Subsequently, they were taken to Kailash Hospital in Noida.
"I thought it will lead to serious health complications to Yash. I intervened and requested them to leave him. Half of the group then started beating me," Aggarwal told the Times of India.
While Singh received injuries on his leg and head, Aggarwal was hit on his back and private parts. Singh's father reportedly said the school had not informed him about his son's injuries, adding that his son called and told him about the incident.
Both the boys are new to the school — Singh had joined on May 1 while Aggarwal joined last week. They said that they were regularly subjected to ragging by the seniors.
"The 12th standard students wanted to show what would happen if we messed with them. They rag us on regular basis...take our food. If they don't get food in sealed packets, they either throw it at our face or insult us," Aggarwal was quoted as saying by NDTV.
An FIR has been filed against six students, who were identified, and 12 others, under Sections 147, 148, 149, 323 and 506 of the IPC, Gaurav Grover, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Noida, told TOI. As all the accused are minor, the district child welfare committee will interrogate them, according to the police."