Sunday, June 21, 2009

Ragging takes ugly turn, schoolboy seriously hurt

13 Feb 2009, 2003 hrs IST, TNN

GONDAL: A class VIII student of JS Modi High School in Ramod village of Kotada Sangani taluka was seriously injured when two of his classmates forced a ball pen up his anus.
According to official sources in the school, the incident occurred on Monday, when the victim, Hardik Kumbhani (13), was ragged by his classmates Ajay Madhavacharya and Nikunj Gajera.

"Both Ajay and Nikunj forced Hardik to sit on the vertically placed ballpen on the bench. The pen pierced the victim's anus and also damaged his urinary tract," said a source.

A profusely bleeding Hardik was rushed to Jogi Hospital in Gondal, where he was treated for three days, the source added.

Meanwhile, school principal, DL Mendpara, said that as the victim's father refused to lodge a police complaint, no action would be taken against the students.

Hardik's father, Mukesh Kumbhani, in his statement before Kotada Sangani police station, said, "As the erring students are underage, I would not like to ruin their future."

District education officer DL Bagada, who came to know about the incident through a press report, put the blame on the principal. "It was his duty to inform us on time. Instead, he tried to sweep the matter under the carpet," he said.

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