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U'khand Chid Rights Commission demands CBI probe into class 7 students 'killing'


Press Trust of India Dehradun
The Uttarakhand Commission for Child Rights on Friday demanded a CBI probe into the alleged killing of a class seven student by his seniors at a boarding school in the district recently.
Commission Chairperson Usha Negi wrote to Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat seeking a CBI probe.
The incident took place at a boarding school in Rani Pokhri area of Dehradun district on March 10, but came to light on Tuesday after the commission intervened in the matter.
The victim, Vasu Yadav, hailed from Hapur in Uttar Pradesh. He was allegedly beaten to death by his seniors because they believed permission to leave campus was denied to them as part of punishment for a wrong that Yadav had committed.
The senior students believed Yadav had stolen biscuits from a shop during a school outing.
In the letter, Negi charged the school authorities with trying to hush up the matter by not correctly informing the victim's parents.
Despite being aware of how the boy died, the school authorities attributed Yadav's death to food poisoning to cover up the killing, she wrote.
The manager of the school, its warden, sports teacher and two students of the school have already been arrested in connection with the case.

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First Published: Mar 29 2019 | 9:20 PM IST

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