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Bihar thrashing case: All 9 accused named in the FIR arrested

Press Trust of India  |  Supaul (Bihar) 

Police have arrested all the nine accused, including three women, named in the FIR in connection with beating up of minor girl students of a state-run school here, a said Monday.

Thirty minor girl students in Bihar's district were beaten up by a mob after they protested against lewd comments on a wall allegedly written by boys of a neighbouring school.

The incident happened on Saturday evening when the students of the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV), a residential school meant for SC, ST and OBC, were playing in the campus located at Darpakha village in under station of the district.

All the nine persons, who were named in the FIR, were arrested by Sunday night, of Police Mrityunjay Kumar Choudhary said.

The FIR was lodged following a complaint by KGBV's

The accused have been identified as Mohan Kumar, Hariom Sardar, Munna Sardar, Madhwa Sardar, Ajit Kumar, Vijay Kumar, Paro Devi, and Gavita Kumari, the SP said.

Three out of the nine were arrested by Sunday evening and the rest six were held by night, the said.

A section of police force has been deployed at the girls hostel for their security, Choudhary said.

said he was keeping a close tab on the case.

had said on Sunday that both the schools were in the same campus with separate buildings and a common playground.

The boys allegedly wrote some lewd comments on the wall of the girls school, which the girls resisted and beat up the boys before chasing them away.

The middle school boys, all minors, narrated the incident to their parents, following which their mothers teamed up with other villagers and entered the school premises and attacked the girls, the DM said.

He said 74 girl students were at the playground at the time of the incident and 30 of them received injuries and were admitted to Triveniganj referral hospital for treatment.

The remaining 10 are still undergoing treatment and will be released in a day or two, Yadav had said.

Meanwhile, politicians made a beeline to the school.

Congress' Lok Sabha MP Ranjeet Ranjan, BJP MLA and his MLC wife visited the girls hostel and also met the victims at the hospital and enquired about their well-being.

Ranjan criticised the Nitish Kumar-led state government, terming the incident as "very unfortunate" and said the incidents of atrocities against women and girls have witnessed a sharp increase during the so-called "Sushashan government", a nomenclature often used by the to highlight his governance.

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

First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 17:35 IST
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