A student of +2 Arts in the Vedic College at Sasan, on the outskirts of Sambalpur city, has been critically injured due to brutal attacks by his four seniors.
The seniors began assaulting the victim over a trivial issue on Saturday and kept thrashing the boy for four days. Out of fear, the boy couldn’t inform this to his parents.
However coincidentally, when his parents came to see him in the college on Tuesday, they were shocked to know about his condition.
They immediately met the college authorities and asked the reason behind keeping them in dark for so many days. But the authorities rather threatened them not to go to the police station and spread the news outside and particularly before media.
But there was a hot exchange of words between the college management and the parents when the latter showed the condition of their son to the chairman. They also lodged an FIR in the Sasan police station explaining the entire episode, including the laxity of the college management in the hostel.
The statement of the boy before the media was further astonishing. The wounds on his entire body were clearly visible and spoke volumes of the atrocity meted out to him.
“Four boys beat me mercilessly when they spotted me talking with my sister. When I lost sense, they were giving me water and biscuits. When I came to sense they again beat me and this was the practice for four days,” the boy said with tearful eyes.
It was clear that there was no proper security either in the college or in the hostel although a good number of students are accommodated there. Since it is sensitive case, the district administration has taken it very seriously.
An inquiry of the case has been entrusted on Additional SP PK Mahapatra. After the inquiry report comes, action as per the law will be taken,” said Sambalpur SP Kanwar Bishal Singh.
Meanwhile, the public here have also expressed sharp reaction over the incident. Many asked how a family with dubious background has been allowed to run a college and a school together.
It was further learnt that they have not fulfilled the requirements of opening the school and college in one premises but are doing so by appeasing the officials in the Education Department.
Despite all efforts, chairman of the institution Anand Agrawal couldn’t be contacted.