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Hyderabad Student jumps off the building as lectures beat him in college



Sri gayatri school

HYDERABAD, Sept 13: The pain of getting insulted and beaten up by a teacher forced a 17-year-old student to jump off the building.

“Before jumping, he told me that he was beaten black and blue by three lecturers in the college because he had scribbled something on the benches of his classroom. He said he felt humiliated and decided to end his life,” said Manik Prabhu, father of V Sanjay, an intermediate second-year student.

On Monday evening, “He came back at around 6.30 pm and straight away went to the fifth floor of our apartment. He called me at 6.40 pm and told me that he was jumping. Before we could do anything, he had taken the extreme step,” said his father Manik Prabhu.

The boy studying BiPC at Sri Gayatri Junior College in Champapet suffered multiple fractures and was immediately shifted to a nearby private hospital, where his condition is stated to be critical.

However, the college authorities are denying any kind of assault with the student and clearing that they had asked the boy to tell his father to meet the principal. “The student had scribbled obscene messages on the benches following which we had asked him to call his parents for discussions. The allegation that the boy was beaten up by the lecturers is false,” said Santosh Reddy, vice-principal of Sri Gayathri Junior College.

While the parents are demanding Rs 15 lakh compensation from the college, the management offered to pay for the medical treatment of the injured student. “We are not at fault. However, since the student felt pressured, we have come forward to pay for his medical expenses. Apart from this, there is not much we can do,” said the principal. After recording the statement of Sanjay, Meerpet police registered an assault case against the college principal and two faculty members.

“We have recorded the statement of Sanjay. The youngster said that his classmates saw him writing abusive words about a girl student of another class and alerted a faculty member, Sandeep at around 3.30 pm. Sandeep admonished Sanjay and took him to the principal. Another faculty member, Vamsi also came to the principal’s room. While reprimanding Sanjay, the principal slapped him before asking him to bring his father to meet him,” Meerpet inspector N Ch Ranga Swamy said.

Based on the complaint from the victim’s parents, police registered a case against college principal Rohit, lecturers Sandeep and Vamsi under sections 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and 109 (abetment to commission of any offence) of the IPC. “We will issue notices to the faculty members to appear for questioning and recording their statements, before proceeding further,” the inspector Ranga Swamy said.

Meanwhile, BVP members staged a demonstration in front of the college alleging that students were being subjected to undue pressure and driven to commit suicide. They demanded suspension and arrest of the lecturers responsible for ‘driving the student to attempt suicide’.

Wefornews Bureau


Cold tightens grip in Himachal after more snow



Jammu and Kashmir

Shimla, Feb 25: The continuing cold tightened its grip over Himachal Pradesh on Sunday as the higher reaches of the state received a fresh spell of snow. However, there was widespread rainfall in the low and mid hills, the weather office said.

The weather office here has forecast more snow and rain in the state till Monday.

Shimla, which was received 15.8 mm rain, recorded a minimum temperature of 4.6 degrees Celsius, a fall by four degrees Celsius from Saturday.

“High hills in Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur, Kullu, Shimla, Sirmaur, Mandi and Chamba districts have been experiencing light to moderate snowfall since Friday,” a weather department official told IANS.

Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district was the coldest in the state where the mercury plummeted to three degrees Celsius below the freezing point.

Kalpa in Kinnaur district, which recorded 19 cm of snow, saw a low of minus 1.3 degrees Celsius, while it was 1 degree Celsius in Manali, 2.2 degrees in Kufri, 4.3 degrees in Dalhousie and 8.6 degrees Celsius in Dharamsala.

Manali received 49.6 mm rain, while Salooni in Chamba district recorded 54 mm rain, the highest in the state.

However, hills overlooking Manali experienced moderate snowfall.


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After ‘Bhagwad Gita’, Haryana school kids to recite ‘Gayatri Mantra’

Opposition parties in Haryana have accused the BJP government of “saffronising the education system”.



Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar

Chandigarh, Feb 24 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Haryana is all set to make students in government schools of Haryana recite the “Gayatri Mantra” during morning prayers.

Haryana’s Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said on Saturday that the state government is going to make recitation of Gayatri Mantra mandatory in morning prayers in schools.

“Haryana is the land of ‘Bhagwad Gita’ and the cow. Reciting the Gayatri Mantra will inculcate values among students,” Sharma told the media here.

The BJP government in Haryana led by former RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh) ideologue, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, had in 2015 announced that lessons from Hindu holy book Bhagwad Gita would be part of the school curriculum. This was introduced in 2016.

Opposition parties in Haryana have accused the BJP government of “saffronising the education system”.

The state has a BJP government since October 2014.

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Bihar: 9 killed, several others injures as a bolero van runs over School children in Muzaffarpur



Muzaffarpur Accident (Photo-ANI)

Nine school students died in a road accident in Muzzafarpur of Bihar after a speeding SUV car hit them.

Almost 14 other are reported injured in a road accident at Minapur of Muzaffarpur in Bihar. The students were crossing the road while a speeding bolero van hit them.

“All the injured said to be around 20 in number, have been rushed to the Shri Krishna Medical College and Hospital for treatment. The condition of some of them was stated to be critical,” he said.

The MLA of the area has alleged that the driver of the van was drunk. Whereas Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has announced Rs 4 Lakh each as ex-gratia to the families of the deceased.


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