Maharashtra: School Boys Ragged, Genitals Tied With String at a Vedic School in Parbhani, Director Arrested
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Mumbai, Sep 16: Despite ragging being banned in academic institutions, schools and colleges across the nation, a brutal incident has surfaced from Maharashtra Parbhani district. A 42-year-old director of a Vedic school in Parbhani has been arrested for allegedly assaulting and ragging of two minor students. Two juvenile students were also detained in connection with the ragging and assault incident.

According to a report by PTI, the incident occurred at the Ganesh Ved Pathshala, located on Basmat Road in Parbhani which is 500 km from Mumbai Reports inform that the victims, who were in the age group of 9 to 10 years, were allegedly ragged and their private parts tied with ‘manja’ (string) by the accused, Parbhani’s deputy superintendent of police Sanjay Pardeshi said.

After the boys narrated their ordeal to their parents, they lodged a complaint with the Parbhani city police after which Kulkarni was arrested on Saturday for ignoring the complaints of the victims while the two accused, who are 10 and 13 years’ old, were detained.

The director was produced before a local court which remanded him in judicial custody while the two accused students were produced before the Juvenile Justice Board which sent the duo to a remand home.

The offences have been registered against the accused under IPC sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means), and provisions of the Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, the police said.

Details by Police inform that the boys had complained to the Ved Pathshala director, Sudhir Kulkarni, about the inhuman treatment, but their pleas were disregarded. The brutal incident that took place between August 26 and September 12 came to light last week after parents of the two victims complained to the police about it.

Reports inform that the accused juvenile students allegedly ragged the boys, tied their private parts with the string and also thrashed them. Following the incident, the victims suffered injury to their private parts, Pardeshi informed.