Noida: Two Class XI students, Dhruv Aggarwal and Yash Pratap Singh of the elite Delhi Public School, Noida, were beaten up with iron rods by seniors on Monday. An FIR has been lodged in the case.
As per reports, the two students returned to the hostel after dinner only to find a large group of seniors in the TV room. The seniors then asked them to strip and humiliated them. Later they were beaten up with rods.
The students were later admitted to a hospital for the injuries sustained.
"They wanted to show us what happens if we mess with 12th class students. They rag us regularly, snatch our food. If they don't find food in sealed packets, they either throw it at our face or insult us," Dhruv, recovering in hospital, said.
Apparently, there was no information to the parents of the students from the school.
Yash’s father said that it was his son who informed him of the dastardly act, not the school administration.
"They hit my son with rods. The school didn't inform me about my son's condition, he called me," he said.
The two students are relatively new to the school. They also said that this was not the first instance and that they were ragged regularly.
Reportedly, six of the students who allegedly attacked Yash and Dhruv have been named in the FIR.
In the past there have been instances of students committing suicides after being insulted and humiliated while being ragged in the name of interaction of the seniors in college or school with the juniors, new entrants or first years.
Ragging, or hazing, as it is called in the United States, in schools and colleges, was banned by the courts after cases of torture and suicide.