A 12-year-old student Vasu Yadav, in Dehradun was beaten by his seniors till death with cricket bats and wickets. The school authorities in a bid to hide the murder buried the body after he was declared dead by doctors.
According to Times Of India, the case emerged on Wednesday in a bid to hide the case, school authorities hurriedly buried the body inside the campus after doctors declared him dead.
It is also revealed that there was a delay in taking the victim to the hospital after he was beaten up by the students of class XII of the same institute. The seniors are accused of torturing the 12-year-old, pouring cold water on him because they blamed him for stealing a packet of biscuit.
The boy was beaten up in the classroom and remained there for the next few hours until he was spotted by the warden.
SSP Dehradun Nivedita Kukreti told Times of India:
“He was beaten up in phases in the afternoon, while he was taken to hospital in the late evening.”
Usha Negi, the chairperson of the Uttarakhand State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, while addressing media told that:
“The incident took place on March 10 and we were informed about it on March 11, following which we visited the premises. However, when we got there, we found that the school administration had buried the body. They didn’t even bother to inform the parents, who live in Hapur, that their child had died”.
Previously, in one of the Dehradun boarding school, a 16-year-old girl was gang-raped by 4 students of the same school and as she got pregnant school authorities tried to terminate her pregnancy for hiding the crime.