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Bullying brothers in remand home for beating Dalit classmate

Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarpur (Bihar) 

With a video of two sons of a accused mercilessly beating their Dalit classmate here going viral on social media, the duo have been sent to a remand home even as police assured security to the family of the boy.

The maternal grandfather of the boy, a class XII student of Kendriya Vidyalaya in Gannipur here, lodged an FIR with SC & ST police station on Monday.

In the FIR he also claimed the entire family was terrified because the father of the two brothers is a notorious criminal lodged in jail outside the district in a case.

According to Deputy Superintendent of Police Ashish Anand, the two brothers have been sent to remand home after being presented before Juvenile Justice Board yesterday.

They have also been removed from the school which gave them forced Transfer Certificate.

School principal Rajiv Ranjan had lodged a written complaint with the Kaji Muhammadpur police station.

The purported video of the incident shows the two brothers -- one of them a student of class XII and the other of class XI -- pushing and thrashing the victim in presence of some other schoolmates on September 25.

Meanwhile, police has assured security to the family of the boy.

"I have given my phone number to the family to call me any time if they feel insecure. I have also directed Kazi Muhammadpur police station to ensure that the family is not hurt by anybody in the wake of the incident," Anand told PTI.

He said he had told the school Principal that there should be no inconvenience to the boy in the school in the wake of the incident.

Union Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha had taken strong note of the video and on his directive a team of Kendriya Vidyalaya officials had paid a visit to the school on October 14.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 17:22 IST