A Class XII student of Sri Gayatri Junior College jumped off the fifth floor of his apartment after alleging physical assault by the Vice-Principal and two other faculty members of the college. He was allegedly beaten up for writing ‘abusive’ comments about a female student on a bench.
V Sanjay, the student, sustained injuries to his legs and is being treated at a hospital.
The incident took place on Tuesday evening after Sanjay came home. The VP had also threatened to issue a transfer certificate for his indecent behaviour.
According to Meerpet Police Inspector N C Rangaswamy, he feared that his father might scold him after coming to know about the incident.
"He came back at around 6 30 PM and straight away went to the fifth floor of our apartment. He called me at 6 40 PM and told me that he was jumping. Before we could do anything, he had taken the extreme step,” said Manik Prabhu, the student’s father to The Times of India,
"Before jumping, he told me that he was beaten black and blue by three lecturers in the college because he had scribbled something on the benches of his classroom. He said he felt humiliated and decided to end his life," Prabhu added.
However, refuting the allegations levelled by the student’s father, Vice-Principal Santosh Reddy said, “The student had scribbled obscene messages on the benches following which we had asked him to call his parents for discussion. The allegation that the boy was beaten up by the lecturers is false."
The student’s parents also have demanded Rs 15 lakh as compensation. The college management declined to give any compensation, but agreed to take care of his medical expenses.
A case under section 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or any means) and other relevant sections of Juvenile Justice Act has been filed against the Vice-Principal and the two lecturers.