October 11, 2016 5:22:09 am
Four teachers booked in an FIR for thrashing 13-year old Atharva Gupta, a student of DAV Public School Pakhowal Road, were granted interim bail by a local court on Monday. The next hearing has been scheduled for October 24. On October 4, the special investigation team of the police, at a press conference, said all four teachers were accused of “brutally beating up” Atharva.
On Monday, advocates of both parties appeared in the court and argued before additional session judge SK Singla, who gave the interim bail orders.
Atul Gupta, father of the boy, said, “I am very disappointed with the police as they failed to make any arrest in the case despite FIR being registered on September 13. We will move High Court if they are given bail extension.”
The boy was allegedly beaten by the teachers on September 8 for speaking to a girl and holding her hand in school premises.
Later, police booked the principal and four teachers in FIR. Police said Atharva jumped from the building after he was physically and mentally tortured by the teachers. Atharva, who denied that he jumped, is bed-ridden.
Police registered FIR against four teachers Tajinder Kaur, Gopal Das, Naveen and Rajiv Panwar for “beating and torturing” the child.
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